Gaiety Theatre, Strand, London 1809 - Opera houses favored outthrust stages and numerous boxes
Opera House Proscenium
Interior of Lexington Opera House, 1898
Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann, Nov. 28, 1937
RKO Keith's Theatre - Many movie theaters were created by converting an opera house.
The smell of hot buttered popcorn and the sweet taste of Milk Duds are as irresistable today as in the past. Most modern theaters make most of their profits from the concessions so it costs a lot more to satisfy those cravings.
Five Flags Theater Dubuque, Iowa
Roxy Theater, New York
Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood - Possibly the most well-known theater in America because of the famous footprints in its courtyard.
Grauman's Egyptian Theater, Hollywood - Not too many people know that Graumann's has another themed theater just down the street.
Rex Theater, Hannibal MO - Not every community could support an elaborately-decorated theater and people had to settle for a much more modest facility.
Loew's Theater, Louisville, Kentucky
Radio City Music Hall interior
RKO Keith's Theatre - Syracuse, NY
Men's Lounge - RKO Keith's Theatre
Theatre Row, Broad Street, Richmond, VA
Lobby of Fox Theater, Visalia, CA
Warners' Theater before the premiere of Don Juan with John Barrymore. New York, Aug. 6, 1926
Pacific's Cinerama Dome Theater - By the 1960s, theaters were were being designed in a more modern style.