Writing Activity: Describe The Theatre

Suburban cinemas were often pretty comfortless places. While the entrance could be quite imposing with the box office generally at the top of a flight of white marble steps, presumably to accommodate the rake, the auditorium itself was often not much more than a hangar, the aisle carpeted but he seats on lino or even bare concrete. Wartime meant there was no ice cream but enroute to the cinema we would generally call at a sweet shop and get what Dad called ‘some spice’, provided, of course, we had the points, sweet rationing the most irksome of wartime restrictions and still in force as late as 1952 when I went in the army.

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Walter Sickert The Gallery at the Old Mogul, (1906). This painting is thought to be the first significant artwork featuring modern cinema. According to art historian Richard Morris, The Old Mogul was the original name for the Middlesex Music Hall in Drury Lane variously known as ‘The Mogul Tavern’ or ‘The Old Mo.’
Poster by Henri Ott, 1953, theatre
Poster by Henri Ott, 1953
DIE WUNDERFAHRT (1929) Sándor Bortnyik theatre
DIE WUNDERFAHRT (1929) Sándor Bortnyik
The theatre in west Hannelore Marek Peter Spier 1965
The theatre in west Hannelore Marek Peter Spier 1965
Russian Ballet I, by German painter August Macke (1912). Kunsthalle Bremen
Russian Ballet I, by German painter August Macke (1912). Kunsthalle Bremen
MIXED NOTICES (1963) Osbert Lancaster theatre
MIXED NOTICES (1963) Osbert Lancaster
Cinemas were mushrooming and street advertising was crucial 1910 artist is G.L. Stampa for Punch Magazine UK
Cinemas were mushrooming and street advertising was crucial 1910 artist is G.L. Stampa for Punch Magazine UK
Amore e morte 1979
Amore e morte 1979
DAS IMAGINÄRE PORTRÄT (1965) Vladimir Fuka William Shakespeare theatre
DAS IMAGINÄRE PORTRÄT (1965) Vladimir Fuka William Shakespeare theatre
Seymour Joseph Guy - At the Opera 1887
Seymour Joseph Guy – At the Opera 1887
Mary_Stevenson_Cassatt In_the_Loge
Mary Stevenson Cassatt In the Loge
In the Box, by American painter Mary Cassatt (1879)
In the Box, by American painter Mary Cassatt (1879)
Ramon Casas (Spanish, 1866-1932) theatre
Ramon Casas (Spanish, 1866-1932) theatre
Illustration by Anton Franciscus Pieck (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987) old school movies
Illustration by Anton Franciscus Pieck (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987) old school movies
Sybil Andrews, Concert Hall (1929)
Sybil Andrews, Concert Hall (1929)
Verney L. Danvers Underground Theatres Poster 1926
Verney L. Danvers Underground Theatres Poster 1926
At the Opera, Harrison Fisher, c. 1901
At the Opera, Harrison Fisher, c. 1901
Arthur Getz (1913-1996) New Yorker cover 1961
Arthur Getz (1913-1996) New Yorker cover 1961
At the Theatre by Ward Brackett (1914-2006)
At the Theatre by Ward Brackett (1914-2006)
Edward Hopper - A Theater Entrance (c1906-10)
Edward Hopper – A Theater Entrance (c1906-10)
'Christmas at Dreamthorpe' Illustration by Charles Edmund Brock, 1920
‘Christmas at Dreamthorpe’ Illustration by Charles Edmund Brock, 1920
Marcellin Auzolle French (1862 - 1942) 1896
Marcellin Auzolle French (1862 – 1942) 1896
Arthur Getz (1913-1996) 1958
Arthur Getz (1913-1996) 1958
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Charwomen in Theater, 1946
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Charwomen in Theater, 1946
George Hughes Theater Rehearsal With Maid
George Hughes Theater Rehearsal With Maid
  • Ancinemation: The curious act of waiting in line to see a movie and watching exiting movie goers’ reactions to see if they liked the movie or not.
  • Cinemuck: The sticky substance on the floor of a movie theater.

– from the Sniglet entry of Wikipedia

Paris Opéra Nocturne by Daniel Gerhartz. American painter
Paris Opéra Nocturne by Daniel Gerhartz. American painter
Lemon girl young adult novella

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Header painting: The Rossini Opera House (r.) Pesaro – Illustration by Achille Vildi, 1969