Only four seats left! At 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2021, I’ll be talking at the Columbia Public Library about my book “Historic Movie Theaters of Columbia, Missouri.”
But what I really hope I’ll be doing is listening — to your stories about any of the 28 movie theaters that have graced Columbia since the first movie was shown in 1897 at the Haden Opera House.
That first movie wasn’t much and was simply noted in the newspaper as a moving picture exhibit at the Haden Opera House. Movies back then were novelties and were often only a minute or two with no plot or storyline. Just as movies and movie theaters grew up, so did Columbia.
Come and learn about how entertainment and Columbia have changed since then.