Alex Film Society and The Glendale Historical Society in association with Glendale Arts Present

Thanks for the Memories

Celebrating Film, People, and Glendale History


Saturday, July 13
6:30 PM Doors open for No Host Bar, Photo Displays, and Live Music | 7:30 PM Show Begins


Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard


$30 (plus fees benefiting preservation of the Alex Theatre)
Click here to purchase tickets at Glendale Arts.


Hosted by Adam Felber, NPR’s Wait Wait…Dont Tell Me! The Glendale Historical Society, the Alex Film Society and Glendale Arts join forces to celebrate the Jewel City’s unique connection to Hollywood, its studios and the stars that called Glendale their home. Whether it’s Marion Morrison (aka John Wayne) playing football at Glendale High School or Clarence “Ducky” Nash entertaining kids as the voice of Donald Duck at Fremont Elementary School, their lives added to the magic of Hollywood’s Golden Era.

Celebrate nearly a century of classic films screened at the Alex Theatre, and pay tribute to the other theatres (The Capitol, Temple, Cosmo, Sands, Vogue, etc.) that once lined the street on both sides of Brand Boulevard. Explore a Silent Film Era that was really never silent and learn about the musical cues that introduced the heroes, villains, lovers and comic legends that thrilled audiences around the world. Move on to the Sound Era with award winning two-reel comedies, travelogues and short subjects that provide a backdrop for Glendale-centric history and personalities.

The evening includes live music and features guest historians to guide us through the decades. A little history and a lot of rare footage make for an exciting, one-of-a-kind event. Segments include:

  • The Silent Spot: The great stars, the thrills, the laughter and the heartbreak

  • Comedy Shorts: Laurel and Hardy’s two reeler Tit For Tat (1935)

  • The Reel News: Vintage newsreels and a visit with the stars “at home”…

  • Cartoons: Clarence “Ducky” Nash and the voice of Donald Duck

  • Theatres on Brand: The Capitol, Temple, Vogue, Cosmo, Roxy, The Glendale and decades of hits.

  • Precious Images: Chuck Workman’s Oscar®-winning salute to the movies!

Arrive Early for No Host Bar, Photo Displays and Live Music!