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Loew's Grand Theater

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Type: Color photographs | StillImage
Creator: Solari, Bernard
Title: Loew's Grand Theater
Date: 1978
Description: View of the exterior of Loew's Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia during demolition, after it was damaged by fire.


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 book 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 | Theaters--Georgia--Atlanta--History--1951- | Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Atlanta--History--1951- | Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta--History--1951- | Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Buildings--Georgia--Atlanta | Spectators--Georgia--Atlanta | Wrecking--Georgia--Atlanta | Signs and signboards--Georgia--Atlanta | Construction equipment--Georgia--Atlanta | Construction and demolition debris--Georgia--Atlanta | Fires--Georgia--Atlanta | Theaters--Fires and fire prevention--Georgia--Atlanta | Motion picture theaters--Fires and fire prevention--Georgia--Atlanta | Rubble--Georgia--Atlanta | Police--Georgia--Atlanta | Windows--Georgia--Atlanta | Cranes, derricks, etc.--Georgia--Atlanta | Margaret Mitchell Square (Atlanta, Ga.) | Park Place (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 8 x 10 in. color print | Bernard L. Solari 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: Bernard L. Solari Photographs, 1978