Vintage Swiss Movie Theater & Marquee Photograph, Tell City, Indiana, 1948 (Before Grand Opening). The Swiss Theater was located at 1030 Main St. Was opened on July 27, 1948 and closed sometime around 1978. This photo measures approximately 8"x10".All of our theater photographs are from our Falls City Theatre & Equipment Company Collection were from several binders used much like a portfolio to show their customers their products & capabilities. Acquired from the estate of Mary Carrell, the last President of Falls City Theatre & Equipment Company, Louisville KY. The Scheppelman Carrell Family Collection of photos & documents spans a century inclusive of the birth of talking movie theaters, drive-in movie theaters, and major motion picture industry related machinations throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois along with Schepps Comedy & Animal Circus, Scheppelman Bros. Bakery, The Morgan Placer Gold Mining Corporation, Kresge Co. WW2 and other historic events.
Please follow us as we unveil for public sale, many previously unseen photographs and documents. The Falls City Theatre Equipment Company.
Was located at 429 S. 3rd Street in downtown Louisville, now the Omni Hotel's first Louisville location. The Louisville Historic Preservation committee persuaded the Omni Hotel to save the iconic sign, which has been restored and placed for use in the Omni's speakeasy. The interior of the building was.
Of the art deco period and was covered in every type of photographic equipment you could find, giving off a beautifully eclectic appearance and drawing in window shoppers. Founded by William (Bill) E. Two more generations continued the tradition along with a handful of employees. During their early years, the Falls City Theatre & Equipment Company helped to jump start the beginning of the talking motion picture industry, sprouting up movie theaters & drive ins throughout Kentucky, Ohio & Illinois and supplying others throughout the country. They supplied cameras, camera equipment, projectors, signs, theater seating, carpet, contractors, concessions, and much more.
Some of the documents discovered show that they also provided investments and loans to help build the theaters. Once business was concluded in the late 80s, the building's roof began to cave in and nearly all of the objects of value or historic significance were destroyed from being open to the elements of mother nature. After reaching out to multiple entities to find other items from the company that were left in the building, we were told repeatedly that nearly all of it was destroyed. This leads us to believe that our vast collection of original photography (movie theater marquees, signs, concessions, equipment, architecture, & interior design). Is a one of a kind collection.
You will not find reproductions or any of these photographs for sale or being currently used anywhere. However, we are certain that many of these photographs were used in advertisements promoting the grand opening of these theaters. If you have any information to add, or any questions to ask, please do so! Please don't be afraid to inquire about our services or advice on when, where, and what to do next when considering how to liquidate yours or your inherited estate. One man's trash is another man's treasure.Saving the landfills has never been more fun! To preserve authenticity and original condition we do not make ANY attempts to clean or restore the items we sell. We are not professional graders. Our descriptions are subjective and based on a critical look at overall condition including wear, age of item, coloration (faded or not), presence of rust, and "eyefeel". We try to include hi-res shots of details and are happy to send additional photographs or field questions to serious buyers. The item "Vintage Swiss Movie Theater & Marquee Photograph, Tell City, Indiana, 1948" is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "compassion_matters502" and is located in Louisville, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Aruba, Turks and caicos islands, Bolivia, Egypt, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jordan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Peru, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.