Athenaeum Theatre Productions and Passion River Films present
The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace
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. A tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments
created for audiences to enjoy them in.All-ages. Screening lasts 90 minutes with no intermission.