book cover of When Movies Were Theater

When Movies Were Theater

Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film

In his latest book, ­William Paul, professor of film and media studies in Arts & ­Sciences, writes about the evolution of theater ­architecture and the varied ways movies have been shown. “Viewing a movie in the past was also an experience of architecture, an experience of both the film image and the grand theatrical space that ­contained it,” Paul writes. He discusses how the theater shapes movie styles, business practices and even film technologies.

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