Learn about the historic theaters of downtown Cleveland

9781467136464Local author and historian Alan Dutka is returning to our library to discuss his newest book, Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland.

By the early 1920’s, a collection of marvelous movie palaces lined Euclid Avenue, but some only survived two generations.

However, Cleveland residents united to save a few from the wrecking balls, and their names—like the Palace, Ohio, Hanna, and Allen theaters—are still familiar to arts lovers.

Dutka will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at our Main Branch.

The program is free and open to everyone. However, we do ask that you register in advance. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

Dutka has written several books about Cleveland’s history, including Cleveland in the Gilded Age: A Stroll Down Millionaires’ Row (which he wrote with Cleveland storyteller Dan Ruminski) and East Fourth Street: The Rise, Decline and Rebirth of an Urban Cleveland StreetHe visited us last year to discuss his Misfortune on Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row.

All of these books are available to borrow at Mentor Public Library.

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