Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace
Friday March 6th
Hermosa Beach Museum & Community Theatre
Admission fee: $10 per ticket
Join us on March 7th to celebrate our new exhibition on our local Hermosa Beach movie palace, and enjoy a documentary screening by local film producer April Wright.
Tickets will be available for sale online, and at the door. Subject to availability.
Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies.
Going Attractions celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as 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 houses had none. The film also tracks the eventual decline of the palaces, through to today’s current preservation efforts. A tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in.