“Preserve Me a Seat” Premiere Documentary Radio Interview
Next week, the film documentary, “Preserve Me a Seat” — five years in the making and subject of a three-year lawsuit before a dismissal in the filmmaker’s favor — will have its premiere in 3 Nebraska cities: Wednesday, July 26th at the historic Grand Theatre in Grand Island, NE; Thursday, July 27th at the historic Dundee Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, and Friday, July 28th at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Center on the UNL campus.
We don’t remember a lot about our distant past, but we do remember our favorite movie theater. “Preserve Me a Seat” is a documentary about these theatres and the ongoing fight to protect and preserve them for future generations.
Focusing on efforts to save The Indian Hills Cinerama Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, The Villa Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, the DuPage Theatre in Lombard, Illinois, and through the donation of footage from the Journalism Department of Emerson College, the Gaiety Theatre in Boston, MA, “Preserve Me a Seat” takes viewers into the trenches in the battle to save America’s historic theater treasures.
In addition, the movie highlights the Missouri Theatre in St. Joseph, Missouri, and follows Cinema Treasure member Sean Doerr as he explores the remenants of the former Michigan Theatre in Detroit, MI, which is now a parking garage.
As the world premiere approaches next week, more media attention is being focused on the movie, and thus, on historic theaters and theater preservation as well. The following link is to a radio show/interview about the film that will be broadcast this weekend on Nebraska Public Radio:
The film will also play at the upcoming Estes Park Film Festival in Colorado this coming September and at other festivals throughout the United States. In addition, beginning next week, the movie will also be available on dvd for only $12.99 at www.apartment101films.com We’re very excited to finally be able to show this documentary to the public and hope that it can be used as a tool to educate the public at large on the need to preserve our historic movie theatres and our cultural heritage. We are also interested in showing the film in historic/independent theaters across the country. For more information, please email us at: