We love when history events are benefits supporting other history-related projects. Such is the case with the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the El Rey Theater on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
Attendees will have the opportunity to step inside the former movie palace at 1970 Ocean Avenue and view the design of a master architect of the art deco style. Therese Poletti, author of “Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger,” will speak about Pflueger and his architectural design of the El Rey Theater. Following the talk will be a screening of “The Smiling Lieutenant” starring Maurice Chevalier, the first film shown in the theater. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment by students from neighborhood schools.
The money raised will support the effort to restore the Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse for use as arts-related job training for underserved youth.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., film at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets
More info at http://www.elrey80th.com