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2/9/2021 - Moviegoing in America on March 19, 2021

On Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 1-2:30pm on Zoom, join us for this fun and informative lecture about the history of the movie theatre and its future.

Ever since the movie industry was born in the 1890’s, audiences have watched stories that come to life on the big screen—though the screen wasn’t very big. This presentation will look at the fascinating history of movie theaters and examine how the experience has changed over the decades from the local nickelodeons, to movie palaces and drive-ins, to IMAX theatres to Netflix.

Brian Rose is a professor emeritus at Fordham University. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required. Zoom invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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