theater’s

pairHere are two theater’s that are very much part of the culture of the city they are in. Big thanks to Mårten Thavenius for sharing his picture taken in San Antonio of the Alameda Theater. This theater opened in 1949 and was the largest movie palace in the United States dedicated to Spanish films and performing arts. Currently, it serves as a national center for Latino arts and culture. It is also home to the Mexican Consulate and the 1st Mexican chamber of commerce in the United States. Here’s a close up of the typography above the doors:1I love the change in type style and the tile work.
The Fox Theater in Atlanta was opened in 1929 as a former movie palace and is now a performing arts venue. Something about the framework around the letters FOX feels very Atlanta to me. Imagine how out of place the Alameda Theater would look in downtown Atlanta.2

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