The Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) cordially invites you to attend a presentation by award-winning Baltimore, MD photographer and author Amy Davis, who will talk about her upcoming book, “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” Sponsored by Classic Cinemas, this free event will take place at 1PM on Thursday, October 24 at the York Theatre in Elmhurst, IL.
“Flickering Treasures” celebrates the golden age of Baltimore movie-going. In this engagement, Davis will present old and new photographs from her upcoming book, as well as reminiscences from Barry Levinson, John Waters and others that tell a fresh story of one American city – Baltimore – through its movie houses.
Since joining the staff of The Baltimore Sun in 1987, Davis has garnered many national awards as a photojournalist. Her fine art training from The Cooper Union (New York, NY) informs her documentary approach. Photographic work by Davis has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum (New York, NY), and is in the collection of the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY.
Davis is one of the first recipients of the THS Thomas R. DuBuque Research Fellowship. Created in 2012, the Fellowship honors the memory of past THS president Thomas R. DuBuque. Intended to support scholars conducting research in the Society’s archives and collections, the Fellowship provides grants of up to $1,500 for research in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archive. The Fellowship is sponsored in part by SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Elmhurst, IL.
Join us in the York Theatre’s original auditorium 30 minutes before the presentation and enjoy an organ concert on the 2/7 Barton “Baby Barton” Theatre Pipe Organ.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 12:30PM, Organ Concert; 1PM Presentation
Presentation length: Approximately 1.5 hours.
Location: Classic Cinemas’ York Theatre, 150 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
RSVP: Online at historictheatres.org.
This presentation is sponsored by Classic Cinemas.