Vintage movie theater photos…


The hubby and I are gearing up for our favorite event of the year… the Maryland Film Festival.

Things kick off with the opening night shorts tomorrow, followed by a long and wonderful weekend of mad dashes between theaters packing in as many films as we possibly can. Fueled by caffeine and sangria it’s sure to be a fabulous couple of days.

If you’re in the Maryland area I highly recommend catching a few films this weekend.

Hope to see you there!

Being in an all-things-film kind of mood (when am I not really?)  I thought I’d share a couple of vintage movie theater pics that I unearthed from the Smithsonian’s collection.

(I’m dying over how gorgeous the drive in theater one is.)

Remember to click on the photos to see bigger versions. Enjoy!…


Men stand across from movie theater marquee in 1956, photographer Leonard Nadel

Woman under movie theater marquee in 1949, photographer N. Jay Jaffee

Woodie Woodpecker on drive in theater screen in 1949, photographer Steve Fitch

Kids and adults standing in front of DC theater in 1940. Man on horse promoting Robin Hood

People watching Haunting of Hill House in 1950 movie theater, skeleton hangs from ceiling.