Theaters

Venice, Italy

Teatro La Fenice

Venice's "The Phoenix" Theater has literally burned and risen from the ashes - multiple times.

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Esquire Theater

This historic theater was almost turned into a fast food chain.

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Drexel Theatre

This theater has made a name for itself playing movies that won't get played anywhere else, and even teamed up with a local brewery for a Wes Anderson themed beer.

Denver, Colorado, United States

Historic Elitch Garden Theater

Step into this historic palace for the arts and discover a success story for the ages, starring one of the most incredible women in American history.

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

Avalon Theater

The small, rugged town of Grand Junction was once no more than a pit stop along the train route between Denver and Salt Lake City. Then came the Avalon.

Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States

The Ritz Company Playhouse

This theater rose from the ashes of a nearby fire, and was put into overtime by another, but itself was saved from closure by a band of theater loving locals.

Evian-les-Bains, France

Palais Lumière

A fitting name for two brothers who illuminated the world on the wonders of cinema.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Allen Theater

Built in 1921 as a movie house that can only be described as palatial.

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Tennessee Theatre

Though billed as Knoxville’s “Grand Entertainment Palace,” the Tennessee Theatre has never actually housed any royal residents.

San Diego, California, United States

Balboa Theater

Built in 1924, this storied theater was slated for demolition just three decades later.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Hanna Theatre

Not only did it survive the Great Depression, the Hanna would go on to become the preeminent theater in the region.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Salle de Musique

This theatre is a perfect reflection of the precise nature of it's watch-making patrons.

Rockford, Illinois, United States

Coronado Theatre

Once voted the “No. 1 Architectural Wonder of the United States”.

Mumbai, India

Novelty Cinema

An early silent film theater that opened on Jan 1, 1900 has since been converted to apartments.

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Grand Opera House

As a performing arts center, The Grand has hosted thousands of entertainers, from vaudeville shows to world-class symphonies.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Severance Hall

Due to the gilded facades and immense grandeur of the space, it’s easy to miss parts of the hall that at one time made it unique.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Gartner Auditorium

A grand organ's renovated concert space is housed in an unexpected institution.

Miami, Florida, United States

Olympia Theater

A downtown Miami theater who's fate continues to be intertwined with a philanthropist and his legacy

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Geographic Society

This exploration society emerged as a great connector of Portugues citizens and students living across the globe.

Hampton, Virginia, United States

Hampton Coliseum

This stadium became a mecca for devoted Deadheads who flocked to “The Mothership,” named for the building’s spaceship-like exterior.

Los Angeles, California, United States

Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater was the last theater added to the popular Orpheum vaudeville circuit.

Palermo, Italy

Teatro Bellini

Not only the oldest theatre in Palermo’s historic city center, it also has often performed one of Bellini’s most quintessential operas, il pirata, a woeful and lovelorn tale filled with vengeance starring Pirate Captain Gaultiero and Duchess Imogene.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Ralph Bunche Elementary School

This elementary school is named for Ralph Bunche, the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Narooma, Australia

Narooma Kinema

Opened in 1928, the Narooma Kinema is the fourth oldest movie theater in Australia.

Bogota, Colombia

Teatro Faenza

Opened in 1924, the Teatro Faenza is Bogota's oldest theater and is housed on the site of a former ceramic factory.

Longview, Washington, United States

Longview Theater

In 2013, the nonprofit Stageworks Northwest raised $25,000 to restore the theater's historic marquee.

Recife, Brazil

Cine São Luiz

The Cine São Luiz is one of the only theaters in the world that has stained-glass windows.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scotsman Hotel

This Georgian-style theatre sits at the base of what once was the news hub of Scotland---and carrier pigeons.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Royal Concertgebouw

Built in 1886, the Royal Concertgebouw is heralded as on of the finest concert halls with world-renowned acoustics.

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