The grand dame of Sacramento historic architecture, the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, is turning 90! One of the most recognizable buildings in the region, the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium is a member of the National Historic Register and is a sentimental venue for generations of Sacramentans.
Memorial 90, a retrospective of the building’s history. Immediately following, the public will be treated to the Buster Keaton silent comedy classic Steamboat Bill Jr. accompanied live on the Memorial’s custom designed Estey Municipal Organ by local organist Dave Moreno. The evening will be emceed by local empresario, Matias A. Bombal.
Steamboat Bill Jr. has a particular connection to the region having been filmed on the Sacramento River in 1927, the year the Memorial opened. Moreno, who over the past 30 years has played in many of the great remaining vintage theatres and a frequent feature at Ironstone Vineyards, home of the Alhambra Theatre Organ, will assemble a unique musical accompaniment to the film just for the occasion.
A dessert reception hosted by Classique Catering will also take place.