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Twin Cities picture show : a century of moviegoing

Author: Dave Kenney
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Twin Cities Picture Show offers a fascinating trip through cinematic history, beginning with the first movie showing at the Bijou Opera House in Minneapolis on a sweltering August day in 1896. The film's captivating life-like scenes wowed the audience, marking the genesis of a great Minnesota pastime that, by 1911, drew a quarter-million customers to metro neighborhood theaters each week."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Kenney
ISBN: 9780873515955 0873515951
OCLC Number: 137325240
Description: xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Feature presentations --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Humble beginnings --
2. Age of elegance --
3. Streamlined --
4. Desperate measures --
5. Fall from grace --
6. Renaissance --
appendix. Minneapolis area movie theaters --
St. Paul area movie theaters --
Twin Cities area drive-in theaters --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Dave Kenney.
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"Twin Cities Picture Show offers a fascinating trip through cinematic history, beginning with the first movie showing at the Bijou Opera House in Minneapolis on a sweltering August day in 1896. The film's captivating life-like scenes wowed the audience, marking the genesis of a great Minnesota pastime that, by 1911, drew a quarter-million customers to metro neighborhood theaters each week."--Jacket.

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