The Largest Cities Without an Old Movie  Palace

This is a list of large cities that no longer have old downtown movie palaces. (They tore them all down.) The list is based on the 1950 census - because all of the cities that were large in 1950 had movie palaces. Some of today's largest cities (Mesa, Arlington) were too small to have movie palaces back in the days when the big theaters were being built.

#14 - Houston

#18 - Cincinnati

#38 - Fort Worth

#41 - Long Beach

#45 - Oklahoma City

#51 - Tulsa

#53 - Des Moines

#54 - Hartford

#56 - Nashville

#60 - Flint

Downtown Cincinnati
(Photo by Sean Biehle)