The Laurel Historical Society will host a “Casablanca”-themed night at the movies at 6 p.m. March 16 at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, to explore and celebrate the release of “Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware” by author Michael Nazarewycz.
Tickets are $40 per person and are available at laureldehistoricalsociety.org. Deadline to RSVP is March 8.
The night will include a showing of "Casablanca" during cocktails and dinner. A presentation from Nazarewycz will happen after dinner. His presentation will touch on various aspects of his book, “Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware,” as well as photos and anecdotes from his research and writing journey. Signed copies of HMTD will be available for $20 cash at the event.
Nazarewycz had been writing about movies for most of this decade when, one day, he realized all the movie theaters he went to as a child were gone. He started looking into the history of those theaters, and “HMTD” evolved into a history of all Delaware theaters, including Laurel's own Waller Theater. “HMTD” looks at Delaware theater history beginning in 1868. The earliest of these theaters predate film, but those theaters went on to show movies. “HMTD” delves into the histories of 150 theaters through 2017, as well as the history and evolution of movie-going in Delaware.
For more, call 745-1963.