Thursday, February 09, 2006
Preserving Motion Picture Palaces

Date + Time

Thursday, February 09, 2006
5:30 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


The golden age of motion pictures saw the development of opulent single-screen movie houses whose exotic architectural styles helped transport audiences to faraway places. Architect Timothy Pflueger's projects of the 1920s and 1930s include some of the Bay Area's best examples - the Paramount, Castro, Alhambra, and Alameda theaters. This program examines Pflueger's enduring contributions and chronicles the rise of single-screen theaters, their subsequent decline, and ongoing efforts to preserve them. Pflueger's architectural drawings are currently on view in The Art of Design. A hosted reception in The Schwab Room follows.


Alice Carey, owner and founder, Carey & Co. Inc.
Michael Crowe, author and historic preservation consultant
Katherine Petrin, architectural historian, Architectural Resources Group

Admission + Ticketing

$10 general; $8 SFMOMA members and National Trust for Historic Preservation members, students, and seniors. Includes reception. Tickets are available at the Museum (no surcharge) or online.

This event is cosponsored by the Western Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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