176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 27 cm
"Produced in collaboration with the Cinema Theatre Association."
Previous ed.: 1996
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174) and index
The Moving Image: Invention and pioneers -- Films Find a Home: The Early Years -- The Cinematograph Act: The Cinema Building Grows Up -- The Edwardian Luxury Cinema; The Early 1920s: The First 'Super-Cinemas' -- The American 'Movie Palace' -- Hollywood in the West End -- 'You ain't heard nothing yet!' -- The Picture Palace in the late 1920s...and Into the Next Decade -- 'Atmospherics' and Fantasy -- The Granada Style -- Transition in Cinema Architecture -- Gaumont-British: Picture Palaces for the Nation -- The Odeon Style; ABC and Union -- The 1930s: Cinema Architects and Their Clients -- Cinema Interiors: Designers and Decorators -- Music for the Movies -- The Expanding Screen, the Contracting Cinema -- The Third Age of the Cinema -- Glossary of Architectural Terms -- 'Listed' Cinemas: A Future for the Past? -- Gazetteer of British Cinema Buildings