Celebrate the Alex Theatre’s 96th Birthday

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Celebrate the Alex Theatre’s 96th Birthday

Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 12 PM to 5 PM

Glendale Arts, the management entity for Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre, is extending an invitation to their Open House at the Alex on Saturday, September 4th from 12pm-5pm to celebrate the 96th birthday of the theatre. The free event coincides with the Alex’s reopening to the public after being temporarily shuttered during the COVID crisis and the launch of its 2021/2022 season.

During the self-paced celebration, you’ll have the opportunity to roam throughout the historic theater, including the stage area, dressing rooms, and VIP spaces frequented by many top performers over the past 96 years. There will be opportunities to visit the projection booth, step onstage, and see where all the backstage action takes place. 

Visit AlexTheatreBirthday.org for more information and to RSVP!

Two classic silent comedies will be screened over the course of the afternoon:

  • Ice Cold Cocos at 12:05 PM

A Mack Sennett comedy featuring Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde impersonating two ice delivery men. Directed by Del Lord, who also directed many Three Stooges® comedies. The film features the same Los Angeles public stairway used in Laurel & Hardy’s The Music Box.

  • Buster’s Mix Up at 3:43 PM

Just one of the forty-nine films in the Buster Brown comedy series. Pal the Wonder Dog steals the show away from the human performers.

Running time for each film is under twenty minutes.

Glendale Arts is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, patrons, artists, and community. To make sure we are doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 with the heightened transmission of the delta variant, we will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken 48 hours prior to the event date. Please bring card or proof with you to the event. We will also follow all current CDC, State of California, Los Angeles County, and City of Glendale mask mandates, requiring them to be worn at all times while on the Alex Theatre premises.