Henry Aldridge Discusses His New Book "The Michigan Theater"

Monday November 25, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The beautiful Michigan Theater was built in 1928, but it was doomed to the wrecking ball by 1979. Luckily, organist and film professor Henry Aldridge and his fellow citizens fought to save both the theater and its rare Barton organ. Today, the Michigan Theater is fully restored and provides art house films and live events to the Ann Arbor community 365 days a year.

Join Henry Aldridge as he discusses "The Michigan Theater: Ann Arbor’s Home For Fine Film And The Performing Arts Since 1928, " his new book about the Michigan Theater. You’ll learn not only about the history of the theater and how it was saved, but also how it ties into the history of film and the history of Ann Arbor.

Books will be available for purchase and the event will include a book signing.

Dr. Henry B. Aldridge is Professor of Electronic Media and Film Studies at Eastern Michigan University and has achieved national recognition for his original research on the history of American film exhibition. He is also a fine musician and has served as head organist at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor since l972. He was largely responsible for saving the theater in l979 and has served on its Board of Trustees ever since.