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Creation Date

9-21-1948

Description

The Empire Movie Theater, 68 Oak Street, as it appeared in September 1948.
Elders Cafe, in distant background.
Photo published in the Evening Express, 21 Sep 1948.

"The Empire Theater, home of Portland's first 'talkies,' and remembered by older natives as the site of the Taylor Livery Stable and then as the Roll-Away Skating Rink was sold today by the Fannie L. Proctor estate to Ralph E. Snider of Maine Theatres Corporation."

[The selling price was reported as "nearly $100,000."]

Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative.

Subjects

Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Theaters, Empire Movie Theater.

Call Number

53715

Keywords

Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Theaters, Empire Movie Theater.

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