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Loew's Grand Theater Fire

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Type: Color transparencies | Color photographs | StillImage
Creator: Bielowicz, Norman F.
Title: Loew's Grand Theater Fire
Date: 1978 Jan. 30
Description: View of a fire in Loew's Grand Theater (also known as the DeGive Opera House) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Loew's Grand Theater was built in 1893 as the DeGive Opera House. It came under the management of Marcus Loew's Theater organization in 1916. In 1932, in order to compete with movie theaters, the Grand was renovated by architect Thomas W. Lamb. The one screen theater had 2088 seats. The theater was the site of the movie premiere of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind in 1939. Declining attendance in the 1960's led to its closing in 1977. The abandoned theater caught fire January 30, 1978 and the damage led to the demolition of the historic venue

Subjects: Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.) | Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)--Fire, 1978 | Fires--Georgia--Atlanta--History--1951- | Fire extinction--Georgia--Atlanta--History--1951- | Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies--History--1951- | Fire extinction--Water-supply--History--1951- | Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta--History--1951- | Smoke--Georgia--Atlanta | Buildings--Georgia--Atlanta | Theaters--Georgia--Atlanta | Theaters--Fires and prevention--Georgia--Atlanta | Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Atlanta | Hose--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 35 mm color transparency | Norman F. Bielowicz Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
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Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Norman F. Bielowicz Photographs, 1978