The Somerville Bicycle Committee and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission are sponsoring an 8-mile ride through Somerville this Sunday to visit the sites of former movie theatres, some long gone, some converted for other use. If you're an architectural history buff, or simply want to enjoy a ride through the 'ville with some other local riders, this sounds like fun! I hope to see you there!
From the official announcement:
9th Annual Somerville History Bike Tour: Lost Theatres of Somerville
Sunday May 23, 2010, meeting at 1pm (leaving promptly at 1:15pm) in front of the Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave), and riding for about 8 miles.
This year's theme is "Lost Theatres of Somerville". We'll visit the locations of Somerville's former movie theatres, many of which are still standing and converted to other uses. Our tour will be based on David Guss's recent Somerville Museum exhibit and website of the same name.
In the event of steady rain, we'll postpone the ride to Sunday, June 13.
Information about the lost theaters of Somerville can be found on David Guss's website, the Somerville Museum's website and at CinemaTreasures.com.
A link to a map showing where all the theaters were located is here.
Sponsored by the Somerville Bicycle Committee and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission
A $3 donation is requested to support the Historic Preservation Commission's activities.