March 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies.
Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of Movie Palaces celebrates the grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States. Built in the 1910s-30s, when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, so were the venues designed to show them: Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when homes had none. The film also tracks the theaters’ eventual decline, through to current-day preservation efforts. Going Attractions is a tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy it.
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre