Structures designed for viewing dramas, operas and other spectacles either on stage or on screen or both. Theatres were open-air in ancient Greece and Rome, but usually covered in Europe from the 16th century. An intermediate form was partially covered.
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The theaters of the ancient Classical world.
A corporation which built a chain of movie palaces in Chicago in the 1920s, designed by architects Rapp and Rapp.
Theatres built in England in the period 1558-1603, and their reconstruction.