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“After the Final Curtain” Talk and Tour of Everett Theatre
May 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm–8:00 pmFree
Join Artists-at-Large for a special talk by Matt Lambros, author of After the Final Curtain. Learn about the history of theaters in America and how they are a vital part of our history. See the beauty that was and can be in these palaces.
After the talk, participants will have the chance to tour the Everett Square Theatre, one of the city’s last vaudevillian theatres. Not normally open to the public, this is the chance to see a treasure. Reception to follow with a chance to meet Matt Lambros to sign a copy of his book (separate purchase required).
From Matt Lambros: There is nothing remarkable about a movie theater today; but that wasn’t always the case. When the great American movie palaces began opening in the early 20th century, they were some of the most lavish, stunning buildings ever seen. However, they wouldn’t last — with the advent of in-home television, theater companies found it harder and harder to keep them open. Some were demolished, some were converted, and some remain empty to this day. After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theatre will take you through 24 of these magnificent buildings, revealing the beauty that remains years after the last ticket was sold.