The New Death of Cinema: Shifting Landscapes of Theatrical Presentation
Produced in partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre/Maryland Film Festival
Throughout its 120+ year history, the industry of filmmakers and exhibitors have adapted to, and taken chances on, technology. From COVID-19, to the conversion to digital projectors in the early 2010s, to the loss of audience attendance due to television in the 1950s, to theaters converting to sound 90 years ago, the movie (theater) industry has constantly re-invented, re-structured, and re-organized to become a staple of modern life. Joe Tropea, MCHC Curator of Films & Photographs, and Christy LeMaster, Artistic Director at the SNF Parkway Theatre, join author and Wall Street Journal Film Comment critic, Scott Eyman, and Karin Chien, an independent producer and distributor, in conversation about the shifting landscape of theatrical presentation, from the early 20th century to today.
Support for this program has been generously provided by PNC Bank.
This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering for the program, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions.
Image: Stage and seats in theater, photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), August 1953. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Paul S. Henderson Collection, HEN.00.B1-021