Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace


Historic Artcraft Theatre Wed, Oct 16 5:30 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Official Selection
Narrative Feature
Themes:Art & Music
Current Events/History
Release Year:2019
Runtime:85 min
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Subtitles:Not Applicable
Cast/Crew Info
Director:April Wright
Cast:Leonard Maltin
Producer(s):Rachael Ponn
Screenwriter:April Wright
Executive Producer(s):April Wright


“Going Attractions” celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as were the venues designed to show them. Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when houses had none. The film also tracks the eventual decline of the palaces, through today’s current preservation efforts. A tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in.


Content Advisory: Suitable for Most Audiences


Guests Scheduled to Attend:

10/16 - April Wright (Director)