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The Inside Straight Tour and Screening

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Willard Straight Hall, 136 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY.

Explore the nooks & crannies of Cornell’s student union, the Collegiate Gothic-style Willard Straight Hall, on a guided architectural history tour led by Cornell’s Cat Holmes. The tour culminates with an insider’s view of the Straight’s historic University Theatre, where Cornell Cinema Director Mary Fessenden shares the theatre’s history and architecture. We’ll enjoy two silent film shorts in the storied space: an episode from Beatrice Fairfax, a silent serial produced by Ithaca’s own Wharton, Inc. Studio, and a student silent film shot in part at the cinema.

Light snacks and drinks provided.

Meet in the Willard Straight Hall Main Lobby on the 4th/Main Floor, just outside of the Browsing Library.

Tickets: $15

Spaces are limited, so buy your tickets online soon. Subject to availability, tickets may also be purchased on-site the day of the tour.

The Inside Straight is sponsored by Ithaca Heritage, Historic Ithaca, Wharton Studio Museum, and Cornell Cinema.


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