Small town theaters. Or neighborhood theaters, if you will. These have all but disappeared in our area. The multiplexes ate them. We do still have the great and grand Palace Theatre on 4th St - and it is fabulous. But the neighborhoods? Long gone. AS we travel, my personal measure of the health of a small town or city has long been: is there still an old 1930s - 50s movie theater in the downtown, and is it actually showing moves?
I love the style of these structures. They were sometimes glamorous, sometimes sleek. Always special. I wish I had gotten to see these lit up at night. But we did our driving in daylight on this trip, so it wasn't to be.
The El Morro Theatre,c. 1928 Gallup NM and still showing films, bless them
The Price Theatre, Price, UT, c. 1938 and showing Pirates of the Caribbean, like most of the US this spring
The Crown Theatre, Price UT. Now a Resturaunt, but still standing and still in use.
The Avon, Heber City, UT, also in business.
The Teton Theatre,c. 1941 in Jackson, WY. Ah yes , more Pirates. Western Ranch Deco.