Monday, November 10, 2008

everything you wanted to know about the Bagdad (*but were afraid to ask)

Did you know that the Bagdad Theater opened in 1927 and was the site of the world premiers of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975 and My Own Private Idaho in 1991? All true. Our beloved Bagdad Theater located deep in the Hawthorne District is a treasure indeed.

More recently, Alice and I saw Art Spiegelman lecture about comix and graphic novels and I accompanied Evelyn to sing-a-long Moulin Rouge complete with a can-can dancing competition. Yes, it's a movie theater but so much more. Check out the current schedule here.
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That's not exactly *everything* you wanted to know but that's a few things anyway.

PS: I still haven't seen the Dark Knight. Sorry Max!


Nan said...

You take such lovely photos!
Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Max said...

If you wait until Oscar season, you might get one last chance to see Dark Knight in IMAX. It's history, like seeing Once Upon a Time in the West in Cinemascope.