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Movie Palaces A History of Cinema and the Theatrical Experience Webinar

‘Movie Palaces: A History of Cinema and the Theatrical Experience’ Webinar

Thu Aug 05, 2021

‘Movie Palaces: A History of Cinema and the Theatrical Experience’ Webinar

Time Thu Aug 05 2021 at 09:30 pm to 11:00 pm

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‘Movie Palaces: A History of Cinema and the Theatrical Experience’ Webinar, 5 August | Online Event | ‘Movie Palaces: A History of Cinema and the Theatrical Experience’ Webinar
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With the rise in popularity surrounding streaming film and television services, it's hard to imagine how the movie theater experience can buck the modern Netflix trend. Though while watching a movie on your couch is definitely convenient, nothing can replace the experience of being transported to another world through the magic of cinema and grand movie theaters. From penny arcades, to the magnificent movie palaces, to the multiplex era and present day, it's time to uncover the evolution of the movie going experience — and importance of preserving it for generations to come.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the full history of cinema through the lens of movie theaters, where we’ve experienced films over the past hundred years.

Led by award-winning documentarian April Wright — Director of Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace — our fun, nostalgic, and captivating virtual trip through America's gorgeous theatres will include:

-A look at early cinema and how theatrical experiences like nickelodeons led to people around the world falling in love with the movies
- The era of the movie palace and studio system in the teens and twenties, and how their architecture and features were designed to entertain and awe the public
-A look at some of America's greatest movie palaces built before the Great Depression, and how people of all classes were treated like kings and queens
-How New York City became the epicenter of the film business , and a virtual peek inside some of the most beautiful theatres such as the Capitol and Roxy
- The dark days of movie palaces during the mid-late 20th century , which saw these large theatres shift to everything from art houses, to grind houses, to multiplexes
- Preservation and the future of movie theatres , with a look at efforts to save and restore the remaining movie palaces
- Personal stories and exclusive photos surrounding the making of April's documentary, Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with April — any and all questions about movie palaces are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week !
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About April
April Wright is an award winning filmmaker who brings a fresh and creative approach to her documentaries and narrative projects. She’s drawn to material based on real events, especially stories with an unexpected hero or point of view. Working as a narrative programmer for the Sundance Film Festival for the past 15 years, Sundance has been her film school.
April is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, Film Independent, the International Documentary Association, Women in Film, Film Fatales, and she is an alumni of the Sundance Institute. Before working in film and television, April received an MBA from Northwestern and had a successful business career working for companies like AT&T, Delta Air Lines, Mattel, and Caesars Palace. While making her documentary on drive-in movies, she visited every state except Alaska.

"Beautiful images of movie palace across America!" -Sarah
"April is very knowledgeable about her subject. I loved the pictures of the movie palaces. The presentation was the perfect length. This generation Xer did not get distracted." -Carla
"I'm glad I was able to participate from Japan! Unfortunately, I am in working time so I could only joined for 1 hour. But I felt for love to cinema very much." -文枝
"April’s program was great! She was so enthusiastic and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed her presentation on movie palaces." -Wendy
"I loved the presenter's zoom on the drive in theater's was just as excellent as this one - very very good! The old movie theaters are great!" -Melissa
"The history, her knowledge, the film clips, the still -- pretty much everything." -Dave
"It's obvious the presenter knew her topic well and was quite enthusiastic about it." -Dennis
"The superb photos and video clips presented." -Harold

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