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"Waltham's Wonder Theater" live documentary and digital virtual tour on the original Embassy Movie Palace

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 7:00pm
RTN Federal Credit Union, 600 Main Street, Waltham, MA
Open to Public: 
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Attendance Fee: 
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Event Description: 

“WALTHAM’S WONDER THEATRE” A live documentary and digital virtual tour on the original Embassy Movie Palace by film & theatre historian Jonathan A. Boschen

The original Embassy Theatre, that existed on Moody Street from 1928 through 1972, was an important asset that proudly entertained and contributed immensely to the Waltham community. From it’s grand opening on April 9th, 1928 and up until May 7th, 1972 (five months before it’s unnecessary and unwanted demolition), the theatre dazzled audiences with it’s ornate architecture and hosted a countless number of memorable shows, film programs, and other types of local shows.

On Tuesday September 8th at 7:00pm, Filmmaker and film & theatre historian Jonathan A. Boschen (the filmmaker of the acclaimed 2011 documentary short film “Waltham’s Watch”) will perform a live documentary and digital virtual tour of the iconic venue entitled “Waltham’s Wonder Theatre”; hosted by the Waltham Historical Society. This live documentary is a brand new show and is an extensively reworked and updated program based on a lecture Boschen did on the theatre back in 2011, that features rare high resolution images and related film ephemera pertaining to the Embassy Theatre.

The show is open to both members of the Waltham Historical Society and the general public, and will be performed at the Waltham RTN Credit Union immediately following the Waltham Historical Society’s meeting. Admission to the show is free and complimentary popcorn will be served as well.