The Gem is heating up a bit for spring. We would tell you to Save the Dates, but we are still firming them up. Just to keep you in the mood and thinking about some fun srping events to keep in mind:
Athena’s Gem will be joined by the Rivoli and Liberty theaters for a panel discussion of our renovation projects on the KUMA “coffee hour” radio program in February. The date and time will be posted as soon as available.
Athena’s Gem will be sponsoring a special screening of F.W. Murnau’s silent melodrama “City Girl” as a theatre renovation benefit this later this year. This film was shot in Athena during the 1928 wheat harvest using local mule teams and farm hands for the harvest scenes. The lead actress, Mary Duncan, was made an honorary member of the Pendleton Roundup Court while the local filming was still under way. The film never showed in either Athena or Pendleton. Tune back in for details as this benefit performance develops.
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