Theatre Historical Society of America

Theatre Historical Society of America celebrates, documents, and promotes the architectural, cultural, and social relevance of America’s historic theatres.

Chicago Conclave 2016



The collections housed in the American Theatre Architecture Archive (ATAA) are currently home to over 100,000 items documenting over 18,000 theatres in America.



Hosted in a different geographic location each year, Conclave Theatre Tour showcases a region’s theatres and gives our attendees unprecedented access to the buildings.



THS produces two publications yearly, Marquee™ a quarterly journal which has been published continuously since 1969 and the Annual, published since 1973.

News and Updates

Tampa Theatre

Tampa Theatre Preservation Receives $500,000 Gift

“Building on what has been a successful year of fundraising for the nonprofit Tampa Theatre, the majestic movie palace is...

Chicago Theatre, stage view from balcony

Test Your Theatre Knowledge Before Conclave Theatre Tour 2016!

Did you know…. When the Chicago Theater opened in 1921, the matinee admission price was 25¢ The iconic ‘CHICAGO’ sign...

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New Mexico MainStreet Announces Second Annual Historic Theaters Institute

New Mexico MainStreet announced on Monday that it will have its second annual Historic Theaters Institute in Silver City on...

Watts Theatre, Osage, Iowa. courtesy of Cinema Treasures

Watts Theatre Maintains Historic Charm While Meeting Current Film Demands

The Watts Theatre is a recognizable feature on Osage, Iowa’s Main Street. The neon lights with the chrome, pink and...

Interior of the Cabot Theater from the stage. (Courtesy)

How ‘New Blood’ Brought Beverly’s Historic Movie Palace Back To Life

Great news from our friends in Beverly, Massachusetts and Boston NPR: “Once there were more than 20,000 grand movie palaces...

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