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Oldest operating theater in the US?

Bob32

Chico, US
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Bob32 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jul 2007
Sat 13-Oct-12 12:46 PM

Last September, while driving north on the California coast, we stopped in Arcata to visit an historical movie theater that I had seen mentioned on the Internet. This is supposed to be the oldest operating theater in the US. At least that's what the plaque on the exterior wall of the building says. (See photo #2). The Minor Theater opened in 1914. I have seen several references on the Internet claiming other theaters in the US to be older than the Minor Theater. Nevertheless, it's an interesting vintage building to observe, and I'm glad that we stopped to see and photograph it.

All photos were taken with D700 + 24-85 f/2.8-4. Exposure was shot aperture-priority at f/8 with Auto ISO set to float as high as 6400 and at 1/200 minimum shutter speed.

Comments are welcome.

Bob



1. This is it.

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2. This is the plaque on the exterior wall.
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3. A closer view of the theater. Arcata is lumber country, and I really like the treatment in wood of the theater entry area.
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