The Campus Theatre During World War II

Date of Creation

Summer 2018



The Campus Theatre During World War II is a digital film and media studies resource which uses the historic Campus Theatre located in Lewisburg, PA as a case study for the influence that the Hollywood studio system of the 1940s had on small independent cinemas in the United States during this time period. By digitizing and visualizing the programming schedule of the Campus Theatre’s first five years of operation (1941-1946), certain trends which reflect an oligopolistic structure that dominated all modes of film production, distribution and exhibition during this era become apparent. This project aims to reveal more about the history of Hollywood, American culture and the Campus Theatre during these five years.


digital scholarship, local history, Campus Theatre, Lewisburg, World War II, 1940s, Scalar book, Tableau, TimelineJS


Final project for the 2018 Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows Program at Bertrand Library, Bucknell University.


This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Bucknell University's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Document Type

Digital Project