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Ticket to Paradise: American Movie Theaters and How We Had Fun

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Even if the prose in Ticket to Paradise: American Movie Theaters and How We Had Fun is too heavy with nostalgia for the days of 10 cent cokes and uniformed ushers, this valentine to movie palaces has enough color pictures to satisfy avid fans of vernacular architecture.Gorgeous variations on the Bijou, the Roxy, the Granada, the Lux, and the Regent suggest that a taste for ornate ritual and ceremony may be more American than apple pie. A

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