America's Castles is a series that takes an in-depth look at the homes and lives of some of this country's richest people. Part history lesson, part travelogue, each episode is a fascinating glance into the history of a famous house and the people who inhabited it. In Movie Palaces viewers tour some of the opulent theaters that presented the films of Hollywood's Golden Age. A far cry from the multiplexes that dot our landscape today, such theaters as the New Amsterdam, the Chinese, and the Wiltern are toured in detail. Noted architectural historians provide guidance and commentary throughout. This video is designed to appeal to film buffs as well as those interested in architecture.
~ Rob Ferrier, All Movie Guide