Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters
Join us in celebrating the the opening of the Carroll Theater 80 years ago on Thanksgiving Day 1937. Photo journalist Amy Davis will share images from her recently published book that chronicles these crumbling majestic theaters through extraordinary photographs and poignant reminiscences. Books will be on sale at the book signing following the program.
|Scheduled:||Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7 pm|
Amy Davis, an award-winning Baltimore Sun staff photographer since 1987, brings her artistic eye and photojournalistic perspective to this homage to Baltimore’s forgotten movie theaters. Flickering Treasures unspools these stories, decade by decade, through the voices of filmgoers, movie exhibitors and theater employees. Their recollections about the magic of film, the business of movie presentation, and neighborhood loyalties bring each theater back to life. A broader narrative of one American city, Baltimore, is revealed through the social, cultural and architectural prism of its movie theaters.
Baltimore filmmakers John Waters and Barry Levinson, and actors such as John Astin, Michael Tucker and Conrad Brooks join Baltimoreans from all walks of life to share memories that will resonate with every reader. Grand theater palaces, such as the Hippodrome, Royal, Stanley and Century, and the equally beloved neighborhood movie houses that drew children to raucous Saturday matinees, are celebrated in these pages.
|Cost:||$0.25 cents (Opening Day prices!) No tickets required. First come first served.|
|For more information:||Flickering Treasures website|
|Location:||The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157 View Google Map|