Free Event: Jon Boschen’s Garden Theatre Gala

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 9, 2014 at 10:45 am


GREENFIELD, MA — Throughout the twentieth century theaters have played a vital role in both American society and culture. Greenfield, Massachusetts had several theaters throughout the course of the twentieth century that greatly contributed to both the Greenfield community and Franklin County. The Garden Theatre was perhaps the most unique and the most memorable one to be built in the town due to its unique architectural style. After opening in 1929 and up to its 1983 renovation, the Garden’s atmospheric appearance greatly added to the programs and events that took place there and created a memorable experience for everyone who attended.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00am, the Greenfield Garden Cinemas will host a free multi-media presentation honoring the legacy of this iconic building. The presentation, compiled by Film and Theater Historian Jonathan A. Boschen, is a follow up to his previous Greenfield presentation, “The 100th Birthday Celebration of the Victoria and Lawler Theatres”. This new program on the Garden Theatre is an Apple Keynote slide show and virtual tour of how the theatre appeared prior to being multiplexed in 1983. This virtual tour will be demonstrated through the use of historic photographs and building blueprints which fully document 95% of what the building originally looked like. In addition, the presentation will also discuss why the Garden is an important part of Greenfield’s rich history. For more details on the event please contact the Greenfield Garden Cinemas at (413) 773-9260 or visit Jonathan A. BoschenFilm History Multimedia Presentations on Facebook.

Date: 9/20 Time: 10:00am Venue: Greenfield Garden Cinemas (361 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301)

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Ivanna on September 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

This must be great event! Will try to get there. One more good thing to watch is IT WAS YOU CHARLIE movie premier in The Vic cinema Sep 14! Fresh from its launch at the TIFF Bell Lightbox film by Emmanuel Shirinian.

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