Jan. 19, 2002
We Enjoy an Afternoon of Vintage Film at the Alex
Glendale's own 1925-vintage movie palace, the Alex Theatre, was the site of this MC101 field trip. The Alex Film Society, which always takes good care of us, presented the classic Cary Grant comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. MC101s arrived early and often: 30 students turned out for the theater tour and screening. Here are some of the early arrivals in front of the theater's forecourt.

 

Of course, the Alex Theatre  is as much of an attraction as the film. Here's what the theater looked like in the 1950s.

 
And here's a shot of the Alex's classic neon spire at night.
 
 
Here is the poster for the film. It was screened with a period newsreel and cartoon.
The Alex Film Society is a non-profit group that screens classic films in this classic movie palace.
Randy Carter of the Alex Film Society told us about the theater and the history of the film we were about to see.
The Alex has a wall of photos and artifacts that do justice to the theater's history. This is a film counter from the 1920s. 

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