Theatre Historical Society extends special discount for June Conclave/Theatre Tour!

posted by theatrehistoricalsociety on May 11, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Limited space is still available for the Theatre Historical Society’s annual summer Conclave/Theatre Tour visiting Milwaukee and Minneapolis, June 19-24. The special online discount registration rate of $400 per person has been extended through June 10th.

More than 100 theatre enthusiasts have already signed up for the tour, which visits two dozen historic theatres in, around and between the two cities and includes other activities such as a welcome reception, silent auction of theatre items, several lunches and a final banquet. There is also an optional one-day “Afterglow” visiting several additional theatres in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“We want to extend a very special invitation and welcome to all Cinema Treasures members,” THSA president Karen C. Noonan said. “We know you’ll feel right at home with our THSA members, who all love historic theatres just as you do!”

A brochure with complete details of the Conclave/Theatre Tour and an online registration form is on the THSA website. There is also a photo scrapbook of last year’s tour in Boston and other information about past and future tours.

The theatres to be visited this year include the Pabst, Riverside, Warner, Oriental, Zenith, Avalon, Modjeska, Warner and Paradise in Milwaukee; the Fitzgerald, Heights, Shubert, Orpheum, State and Pantages in Minneapolis; and the Capitol, Manitowoc; Meyer, Green Bay; Grand Opera House, Oshkosh. A highlight will be the 1915 Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo WI, regarded as the first true movie palace.

The 1,000-member Theatre Historical Society of America is a non-profit educational and historical organization, founded in 1969, which records the architectural, cultural and social history of American Theatres. It publishes a quarterly journal, Marquee, an illustrated Annual, and a newsletter. It also operates the American Theatre Architecture Archive with material on 15,000 theatres in the U.S., and the American Movie Palace Museum, at its headquarters in Elmhurst, Illinois. THSA members receive all publications and discounts on various services.

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