Friday, Oct. 4 | 7:00pm
$15; General Admission
Going Attractions tells the 100 year history of how the movie experience evolved so quickly from nickelodeons to the studio system and huge movie palaces of the teens and twenties, to their eventual decline through present day, including current preservation efforts.
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.
Presented with the Garde as part of the Mystic Film Festival, the film will be followed by a chat with the creative team and Garde Executive Director Steve Sigel.
Director/Producer April Wright