Robert Horton, curator of MOHAI's exhibit "Celluloid Seattle," will moderate a conversation about the theaters and people that made Seattle a great movie-watching city, especially during the decades when places such as the Harvard Exit, the Seven Gables chain, and the Seattle Film Society developed an audience for arthouse cinema.
He will be joined by film critic and former Film Comment editor Richard T. Jameson, who upon arriving in Seattle in 1965 designed and taught courses for a UW film program that didn't yet exist, helped operate the Edgemont Theater, wrote for the pioneer counterculture weekly Helix, was film critic of The Weekly for most of its first decade, and edited the Seattle Film Society journal Movietone News [masked]).
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!
Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).
This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.
RSVPs: Seating at History Cafe is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your RSVP gives us an idea of how many people are coming, but does not guarantee you a seat, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If an event is full on Meetup, you may still come.
Parking: After 6 pm, numerous lots near Lake Union Park offer free parking. Look for parking lots off Fairview Ave, Westlake Ave, or Valley Street, or take the South Lake Union Streetcar from downtown Seattle.