Call number of Original
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negative.
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."]
"Empire Movie Theater, 1948." (1948). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 18.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Theaters, Empire Movie Theater.