Thursday, December 13, 2007

Babcock in Billings

The Art Deco theaters opened all across the country in the early twentieth century. This is the Babcock Theater in Billings Montana. Movies are no longer shown there, but it is the place to see boxing. The site of this theater was purchased by A.L. Babcock in 1889. Before this theater was built, there was an opera house on the property. The opera house burned down in 1906. Babcock went on to build a theater on the site. Fire destroyed the interior of the theater in 1935. It was rebuilt by a Californian right after the fire.

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