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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Article

Call number of Original

53715

Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative.

Creation Date

9-21-1948

Description

The Empire Movie Theatre, 68 Oak Street, as it appeared in September 1948.
Elders Cafe, in distant background.

"The Empire Theatre, 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."]

Photo published in the Evening Express, 21 Sep 1948.

Keywords

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

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.