Loew's Grand Theater Fire

Collection:
Berry O. Pyron photographs, 1968-1978
Title:
Loew's Grand Theater Fire
Creator:
Pyron, Berry O.
Publisher:
Berry O. Pyron Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA.
Date of Original:
1978
Subject:
Motion picture theaters--Georgia--Atlanta
Theaters--Georgia--Atlanta
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Windows--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire extinction--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire fighters--Georgia--Atlanta
Signs and signboards--Georgia--Atlanta
Automobiles--Georgia--Atlanta
Buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Spectators--Georgia--Atlanta
Street signs--Georgia--Atlanta
Ladders
Marquees--Georgia--Atlanta
Theaters--Fires and fire prevention--Georgia--Atlanta
Motion picture theaters--Fires and fire prevention--Georgia--Atlanta
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Georgia--Atlanta
Ice--Georgia--Atlanta
Street lighting--Georgia--Atlanta
Stone buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Loew's Grand Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)--Fire, 1978
Zebra Lounge (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Atlanta, Peachtree Street, 33.804803, -84.393633
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Margaret Mitchell Square, 33.7573285, -84.3879824
Medium:
color transparencies
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of the Loew's Grand Theater (formerly the DeGive Opera House) and the Zebra Lounge on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia after they had been damaged by fire.
exteriors
Loew's Grand Theater was built in 1893 as the DeGive Opera House. It came under the management of Marcus Loew's theater organization in 1916. In 1932, in order to compete with movie theaters, the Grand was renovated by architect Thomas W. Lamb. The one screen theater had 2088 seats. The theater was the site of the movie premiere of Margaret Mitchell's book Gone with the Wind in 1939. Declining attendance in the 1960's led to its closing in 1977. The abandoned theater caught fire January 30, 1978 and the damage led to the demolition of the historic venue.
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Pyron/id/8
Rights Holder:
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Additional Rights Information:
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Extent:
1 transparency : col. ; 35 mm.
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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