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The Last Picture Show: 1940

The Last Picture Show: 1940

September 1940. "Entrance to abandoned theater. Silverton, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Pinocchio, the Last Movie shown?

Going by the current theater poster, the 1940 classic, may have been the last movie shown.

Lode Theatre

The address is 1309 Greene Street. According to the Cinema Treasures web site, the theater did not permanently close until 1960.

It is now home to a liquor establishment.

Firetrap

I wonder if the projection booth was also walled with combustible material. Safety film was still about a decade away.

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