Photos favorited by Gerald A. DeLuca

  • <p>The proscenium of the Majestic Theatre appears on the cover of Roger Brett’s book “Temples of Illusion,” a history of the downtown Providence movie theatres.</p>
  • <p>In 1963.</p>
  • <p>Mid 1950s.</p>
  • <p>1930s flyer. After “Should a Doctor Tell?” (1930) with “Tomorrow at Seven( 1933) will come Dreyer’s "The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928).</p>
  • <p>Photo from 1946. “Canyon Passage” on the marquee of the Laurier Theatre.</p>
  • <p>1944 (or so) program.</p>
  • <p>The Paris Cinema is visible in this February 1978 photo taken during the great blizzard.</p>
  • <p>A Godard film.</p>
  • <p>From video by Linda Roy.</p>
  • <p>It’s the 1946 world premiere of the film, “Open City” from Italy from Mayer and Burstyn distributors. And the World Theatre has been wrapped in the film for great exploitation showmanship.</p>
  • <p>Remodeled marquee (1961)</p>
  • <p>Night exterior fo the Fifth Avenue Cinema in New York on April 6, 1954 with “The Diary of a Country Priest.”</p>
  • <p>Mid `50s photo via Jai Sotomayor.</p>
  • <p>1924 photo courtesy David Crowell.</p>
  • <p>Symphony Hall, Boston, 1991. Seiji Ozawa conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a performance of Prokofiev’s score for the 1938 Eisenstein Russian movie classic Alexander Nevsky.</p>
  • <p>Another from around 1913.</p>
  • <p>Image of this theatre in Chantal Akerman’s 1977 film “News from Home.”</p>
  • <p>Interior of the theatre.</p>
  • <p>The Johnston Theatre in the Ferri Block can be seen in this June 1958 capture from a home movie of a wedding at St. Rocco’s Church across the street on Atwood Avenue.</p>
  • <p>Provincetown Theatre Playbill 1950</p>
  • <p>1939 photo credit Salvador Vasques.</p>
  • <p>American premiere engagement opened September 10th, 1956</p>