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Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

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Athenaeum Theatre Productions and Passion River Films at Athenaeum Theatre - Mainstage

Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

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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.
Athenaeum Theatre Productions and Passion River Films at Athenaeum Theatre - Mainstage - 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

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Thursday, Mar 12
  1. 7:00pm
    $7