The showmanship of 1930s theatrical displays

I recently stumbled upon this series of photographs depicting the ballyhoo employed to lure patrons into movie theaters in Lexington, Kentucky in the early 1930s. The photos are via the Kentucky Digital Library.

One of the venues pictured below – The Kentucky Theatre – still operates in Lexington, KY and is featuring a summer classics series through the end of  September.

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