When it comes to movies, there’s no substitution for the big-screen theater experience. These days, multiplexes with fancy technology and plush seats dominate the urban and suburban landscape, taking comfort and convenience to another level.
But there was a time when going to the movies was something of a black-tie affair, and movie houses were designed with opulence in mind — so much so that the single-screen theaters of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s were called “palaces” and recalled ancient civilizations like the Egyptians and Mayans.
For families in search of cinematic nostalgia, we looked around the country for the oldest movie theater in every state. Our only criteria were that the theater was originally built for movies (or mostly movies) and that films are still shown there today. One is even certified as the oldest movie theater in the world. Can you guess where it's located?