“Cinema Treasures” Book Signing This Thursday At The Paramount In Peekskill, NY

posted by CinemAFuchs on October 18, 2004 at 4:14 am

PEEKSKILL, NY — The Paramount Center for the Arts will celebrate the release of Cinema Treasures: A New Look at Classic Movie Theaters, by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, from MBI Publishing, with a public reception on Thursday, October 21st, at 6:00pm.

The Paramount was selected as one of thirty movie theaters nationwide to be featured in this ambitious and evocatively illustrated, published account of the rise of the American movie theater.

Says co-author Ross Melnick, “Movie theaters are not just buildings. They house dreams, memories, and culture. The venue is an integral part of the experience. Architects like Rapp & Rapp, who designed The Paramount, always believed that the architecture of fantasy was instilled in each theater to make going to the movies as exciting as the movie itself.”

Andreas Fuchs, co-author of Cinema Treasures adds, “The Paramount is a prime example of a classic theater, one of cultural, social, architectural, and historical significance. At the same time, the Paramount holds a special place in the hearts of moviegoers in and around Peekskill. While we are fortunate to see many venues restored across the country, only few continue to present what they were originally built for: movies. Cinema Treasures celebrates the past, present, and future of the moviegoing experience—all of which come together at the Paramount.”

The reception will include a brief presentation by co-author Andreas Fuchs. The Paramount Staff, Board of Directors, and City Officials will also be on hand to discuss the impact the Paramount has had in the community, and the role it will take as it prepares for its 75th Anniversary in 2005.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of “Cinema Treasures: A New Look at Classic Movie Theaters” with proceeds to benefit the Paramount.

For more information please call (914) 739-2333, or online at paramountcenter.org. Thank you to our friends at the Paramount for the warm welcome!

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