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Theatre Catalogs from Jay Emanuel Publications

About the Theatre Catalogs

Theatre Catalogs can be a great source for information. We've collected and posted some of them here for viewing and searching. These rare hardcopy books have been scanned and digitized using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology so that searches can be performed. This technology is not perfect so you may see words or phrases that are not captured correctly. However, we hope that what has been captured is useful to you.

Theatre Catalog Publication and Contents

Theatre Catalogs were published through the 1960s by a company called Jay Emanuel Publications of Philadelphia. They were an annual publication that began in 1941, created for theatre owners and operators. These 'annuals' contain information about both indoor and outdoor theatres, including sections on construction and innovations of that time. Some issues even included a directory of drive-ins operating at that time. The hardcopy books are now hard to find.

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Theatre Catalogs Wanted

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Available Theatre Catalogs


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition

1945 Theatre Catalog

The 1945 Theatre Catalog was the 4th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition

1947-48 Theatre Catalog

The 1947-48 Theatre Catalog was the 6th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition

1948-49 Theatre Catalog

The 1948-49 Theatre Catalog was the 7th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition

1950-51 Theatre Catalog

The 1950-51 Theatre Catalog was the 9th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition

1952 Theatre Catalog

The 1952 Theatre Catalog was the 10th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition

1953-54 Theatre Catalog

The 1953-54 Theatre Catalog was the 11th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition

1954-55 Theatre Catalog

The 1954-55 Theatre Catalog was the 12th Edition from Jay Emanuel Publications.

Browse the 1954-55 Theatre Catalog.