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Screening: Preserve Me A Seat w/The Sacramento Old City Assn

Date:
Friday, March 20, 2009
Time:
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Movies on a Big Screen
Email:
Location Details:
600 4th St, West Sacramento. That's the corner of 4th & F in WEST Sacramento, just over the river from downtown Sacto. Parking lot is off of F Street between 4th & 5th Streets.

03/20/2009

7 and 9:30 PM

Preserve Me A Seat

Admission: $5.00

Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento. That's the corner of 4th & F in WEST Sacramento, just over the river from downtown Sacto. Parking lot is off of F Street between 4th & 5th Streets.


A special screening in conjunction with The Sacramento Old City Association! Local author and historian William Burg will be in attendance to speak following the film, and we think he'll be bringing along some other preservationists, too at the 7 PM screening only. We will show it again at 9:30 for those who can't make it at 7, but there will be no speakers at the later screening.

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.

Added to the calendar on Sun, Mar 1, 2009 5:28PM
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