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Theatre Historical Society Marquee Magazine Offer for Retro Roadmap Readers

Posted on: November 13, 2010

Can I just tell you how NICE it is to be in my own house, puttering around in the early morning sunshine, drinking a cup of tea and listening to records on the hi-fi? As luck would have it I also just received a couple of complimentary issues of Marquee, the journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America – perfect for reading as I recline on the couch this relaxing Saturday morn.

And through the generosity of the folks at the THS you too can receive a copy of this informative publication, just because you’re a Retro Roadmap reader!

Theatre Historical Society Marquee Magazine

My recent post about the Roxy Theatre in Northampton PA brought Retro Roadmap to the attention of the members of the Theatre Historical Society. Founded in 1969 the group is:

“Dedicated to recording and preserving the
architectural, social, and cultural history of theatres in America:
19th c. opera houses, nickelodeons, small-town theatres, drive-ins, and movie palaces”

If that doesn’t align with the Retro Roadmap reasons for being, I don’t know what does! THS president Karen Colizzi Noonan agrees with that sentiment and contacted me, offering a free issue of Marquee to any Retro Roadmap reader who is interested in learning more about the society and their doings, as well as history of old theatres and recent updates.

Click here to email Karen for your free issue of Marquee, and let her know you’re a Retro Roadmap Reader!

One of the things that I’m kicking myself for not knowing about earlier is the Theatre Historical Society’s annual conclave. The THS conducts a theatre tour every summer in a different city or area of the country. Usually lasting four to five days, it includes visits to up to two dozen historic theatres and many other activities. The kick in the pants goes to me for sure for not knowing that the THS toured Philadelphia just last year! Click here to learn more about the THS annual theatre tours – next year’s is Grand Rapids MI.

Thanks to Karen and the THS for this wonderful offer, and for fighting the good fight. Always nice to know there are more folks out there who appreciate the cool old places and things and I’m glad to now know about the Theatre Historical Society.

5 responses to "Theatre Historical Society Marquee Magazine Offer for Retro Roadmap Readers"

  1. wendyvee Nov 13, 2010 at 10:40

    I share your disappointment about missing the Philly conclave!

    I just spent some time on their website and I would LOVE to visit the museum in Chicago.

  2. Matt Nov 13, 2010 at 12:05

    Hey, cool blog! I am at the very beginning stages of starting my own blog ( that focuses specifically on the signage of the 1950s-1960s era. Mostly, just been working on look and feel so far, but am getting ready to start posting entries soon. Take a look and let me know what you think of the look and feel if you don’t mind.

    • Mod Betty / Nov 13, 2010 at 21:27

      Matt – thanks for the kind words and it looks like your blog will be a lot of fun too! I am from Mass and have a great fondness for that wonderful stretch of Route 1, can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Matt Nov 14, 2010 at 10:18

    I took a look at your Massachusetts entries and saw some of my favorite places from when I lived there. Kowloon, Big Orange Dinasour, Salem Willows, and the Clam Box. Can’t belive Putnam Pantry is still there! I have lived in Tennessee for 18 years now, so most of my postings will be from TN to start, but I’ll brnch out ot other places as opportunity allows.