All photos by Neal Ranauro. They will expand two times when clicked!
Alright i guess this entry is going to be more of the photo essay type since i know little of the original Main Street Manville movie theater. Once again we owe a million thanks to Manville photographer Neal Ranauro. Im going to go right ahead and assume this photo was taken in 1948, as both “the Mating of Millie” and “Summer Holiday” (the movies on the window and marquee) were both released that year. If you’re familiar with Main St. in Manville you can easily get a grasp of where this theater was… A. because the building is still standing, and still has that crazy brick shape produding out up top where the Marquee is anchored down… and B. because the building next to it is still there too. It’s basically the same, save the white wall covering at the bottom, which actually seemed like Manville had on a lot of it’s buildings in the 50’s… i feel like it gave it kind of a unified classic look.
and then the inside… note the inside trim kind of matches that protruding brick in the front… what an incredible looking building.