Park Theater

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1999
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Maclean, Sharon
Cathey, Jennifer A.
Ross, Elizabeth G.R.
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Built in 1919-1920, the Park Theater represents the rapid rise and eventual decline of motion picture theatres in urban communities. It is significant as it denotes the architectural transition from storefront screening rooms to large theatres designed for motion pictures and the patrons who frequented them. This transition, in turn, marks the popularity and permanence of the new art form during the early and midtwentieth century.
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Wilmington, Delaware , New Castle County, Delaware , Neo-classical , Motion picture house , 1919-1920, Date of Construction
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