Twin Cities Picture Show: A Century of Moviegoing

Twin Cities Picture Show: A Century of Moviegoing

Dave Kenney


From the tales of our vintage theaters to stories of and intrigue that includes the savvy and difficult marketers of motion picture leisure, this first-ever background of cinema within the dual towns unearths the effect of Hollywood at the lives and imaginations of Minnesotans—and that of Minnesotans at the movie today.
 
Filled with photographs of the spectacular marquees and nice theaters of the day prior to this and this day, historian Dave Kenney’s hugely readable account bargains wealthy histories of a few of the grandest theaters ever built. Featured are motion picture palaces just like the Minnesota in downtown Minneapolis, with its well-synchronized phalanx of ushers and cavernous but dependent inside, and the Cooper in St. Louis Park, with its motion pictures projected larger-than-life in 70 mm Cinerama.
 
Yet in the back of a lot of those cinemas’ electrifying facades are the impresarios and enterprise leaders who took the dangers and made the fortunes, like nationally identified theater tycoon and Hollywood manufacturer Ted Mann, who reworked Minnesota moviegoing within the fifties and sixties, and porn king Ferris Alexander, whose unconventional company actions led to the protection of many now precious historic monuments. Then there are the folk of the dual towns, who've noticeable and verified many of the greatest video clips of all time.
 
Dave Kenney is a dual towns local and a contract author focusing on Minnesota background. His books contain Twin towns Album: a visible History and Minnesota is going to conflict: the house entrance in the course of global conflict II (both MHS Press).

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