Itinerant projectionists began showing silent films in rented halls in 1896 in M
Itinerant projectionists began showing silent films in rented halls in 1896 in Maine, and by 1920 there were 650 cinemas in the state, one for every 1,118 people. Most of the small-town movie houses are gone, the victims of television and VCRs. Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport has secured a $145,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant for "Going to the Movies: A Century of Motion Picture Audiences in Northern New England," a study of where people saw movies in the region, what they saw and how movie-going transformed New England life and culture. Details, related articles on the film version of Carolyn Chute's "The Beans of Egypt, Maine," and the restoration of the Alamo Theater in Bucksport.
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Gadberry, Greg, "Itinerant projectionists began showing silent films in rented halls in 1896 in M" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 15209.
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