Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

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Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

Featuring Q&A with the filmmaker, April Wright!

Thu, Oct 17 | 7 PM

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Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies.

The award-winning documentary "Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace" 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, the venues designed to show them were just as epic: 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 traces the theaters’ eventual decline, through to current-day preservation efforts. Enjoy this tribute to America’s great art form, movies, and the monumental "palaces" created for audiences to enjoy them.

Written & Directed by Bradley University graduate April Wright
Music composed by Peoria native Chris Wormer

WINNER, Best Documentary Feature, 2019 Coney Island Film Festival

WINNER, Grand Prize: Best Documentary Feature, 2019 Silver State Film Festival

WINNER, Director’s Choice Award, 2019 Rhode Island International Film Festival

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