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Joan McGettigan

Joan McGettigan researches the history of movies and movie theatres, and teaches in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born in the Philadelphia suburbs. According to her students, even after 20 years in Texas, she still talks too fast and has kept her Philly accent (and hopes she always will).

A Life Of Community Service For Theaters In North Philly

A Life Of Community Service For Theaters In North Philly

February 6, 2019  |  Vantage

The legendary Uptown Theater is gearing up for its 90th anniversary this month with a new fundraising campaign and the lighting of its original marquee. To mark the occasion, cinema scholar Joan McGettigan gives us a social history lesson on the neighborhood movie houses near North Broad Street > more