Preserving Motion Picture Palaces Lecture @ SFMOMA

posted by darrinalfred on January 19, 2006 at 5:29 am

“Preserving Motion Picture Palaces”

Alice Carey, owner and founder, Carey & Co. Inc.
Michael Crowe, author and historic preservation consultant
Katherine Petrin, architectural historian, Architectural Resources Group

February 09, 2006
6:30 p.m.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Phyllis Wattis Theater

The golden age of motion pictures saw the development of opulent single-screen movie houses whose exotic architectural styles helped transport audiences to faraway places. Architect Timothy Pflueger’s projects of the 1920s and 1930s include some of the Bay Area’s best examples â€" the Paramount, Castro, Alhambra, and Alameda theaters. This program examines Pflueger’s enduring contributions and chronicles the rise of single-screen theaters, their subsequent decline, and ongoing efforts to preserve them. Pflueger’s architectural drawings are currently on view in The Art of Design. A hosted reception in The Schwab Room follows.

$10 general; $8 SFMOMA members and National Trust for Historic Preservation members, students, and seniors. Includes reception. Tickets are available at the Museum (no surcharge) or online.

This event is cosponsored by the Western Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Patsy on January 22, 2006 at 2:42 pm

This lecture would be most interesting and I only wish I were in the SF area to attend. If anyone does, please post your thoughts. From one CT member to another…thanks.

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