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Film Screening - Preserve Me A Seat
Date Friday May 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
600 4th St, West Sacramento
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Emailscreenings [at] shiny-object.com
Address600 4th St, West Sacramento, CA
May 9
7:00 PM (admission: $5.00)
Preserve Me A Seat

Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento. That's the corner of 4th & F in West Sacramento, just over the river from downtown.

We don't remember a lot about our distant past, but we do remember our favorite movie theatre. "Preserve Me a Seat" is a documentary about these theatres and the ongoing fight to protect and preserve them for future generations. Featuring preservation efforts in Boston (The Gaiety Theatre), Detroit (The former Michigan Theatre), Chicago (The DuPage Theatre), Omaha (The Indian Hills Cinerama Theatre), and Salt Lake City (The Villa Theatre), "Preserve Me a Seat" will appeal to anyone who has cherished memories of seeing their favorite movies in a grand theatre, and who appreciates the unique architecture of movie theatres. Even more than that, however, the documentary explores a number of urban development issues particularly relevant to Sacramento in a number of ways (not just theaters): adaptive reuse, a lack of response by city governments to their constituency, the destruction of historic spaces for the sake of what are essentially urban lofts (high-end residential units, at least), and much more. There's also the irony that we, who move into a space and create a theater to the best of our ability, are showing this, rather than a beautiful (actual) theater.
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 28th, 2008 9:07 PM

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