Hi John, This is the information that I got from the Theater
Historical Society (THS).
> Subject: Movie Palace Books
> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:30:42 EST
> From: Thrhistsoc@aol.com
> To: email@example.com
> Sorry for the delay, but here is some information for you.
> There are 2 standard books on movie palaces:
> The Best Remaining Seats, By Ben M. Hall (founder of THS), many
> editions since original in 1961, but latest seems to be DaCapo Press
> paperback, ISBN 0-306-80315-1. All editions are out-of-print but can
> sometimes be found in used shops for $75-$100 for 1st edition with
> color plates.
> American Picture Palaces By David Naylor, 1981, Prentice Hall Press,
> ISBN 0-13-0626329-X. Many THS photos used. Also out of print.
> Try Amazon.com for their search service. Also, we occasionally
> get used copies of each title donated which we are free to sell.
> We can put you on list.
> Thanks for writing. See you in L.A. in June for our Conclave!
> Richard Sklenar
> Executive Director
> Theater Historical Society
Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA