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Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
818-243-2539
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5 reviews
5 stars
The weather was mild outside = comfortable in the venue.
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Or, add your own...plenty of eating places located very close to the theater, reasonably priced & a little higher end if that's what you are looking for. Public parking was a little difficult, so might as well park in the parking structure on Maryland as the first 90 mins. are free. Total cost of just the performance was $1!!!!
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101 events
88 reviews
80 stars
attended Sep 19 2010

Lots of fun, my Grandmother loved it and so did we. There were some particualar great preformers this time. However we left at intermission becuase we had all already seen the movies of the 2nd act.....but we'd totally go again for the first act...

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Website

http://www.alexfilmsociety.org/

Description

The most anticipated family event held annually at the grand theatre, the show is a “hurricane of fun and frolic” paying tribute to the Alex’s vaudeville roots. The one-matinee-only event is an eclectic mix of the sort of variety acts that made vaudeville so beloved by a generation of fans. Opening the show will be the legendary Ian Whitcomb and his Bungalow Boys playing nostalgic music from the vaudeville era. Our show continues with: multi award-winning comedy juggling from Jeffrey Daymont; and the world’s greatest hula hoop champion Mat Plendl. Closing the live show will be the absolutely stunning The Bornstein Experiment — she reads men’s minds!

True to the vaudeville genre, the matinee concludes on the big screen with a sing-a-long cartoon, _When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba _(1933) featuring The Mills Brothers performing, and Laurel and Hardy’s 1930 comedy classic Hog Wild. Rounding out the program will be a Little Rascals short.

From the late 1800’s through the early 20th Century, vaudeville was the common people’s theatrical experience. Across America and around the world, the wildly popular genre featured variety acts of countless descriptions and later included film programs. Alex Film Society’s annual recreation of the nostalgic genre is the only vaudeville show produced regularly in Los Angeles.