“Closing the Palms Playhouse - The End of an Era in Davis,” a documentary by Davis filmmaker Alvin Remmers, makes its world premiere on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Davis.
The film chronicles the venue’s 28-year history in Davis, features firsthand and archival footage, interviews with Palms founder Linda McDonagh, original Bad Actors members, long-time manager Dave Fleming, musicians who appeared on its legendary stage, and recollection and stories from many Valley patrons.
The film also chronicles the last two months of the Palms' existence - filmed in July and August of 2002 - in musical performances from a star-studded lineup, and interviews capturing the raw emotions of the performers and patrons as the clock ticks down on the old barn. Performances filmed on the Palms stage during the last two months are included in the documentary. Interviews with Utah Phillips, Dave Alvin, Mumbo Gumbo, Golden Bough, Steve Seskin, and many more are featured.
The film screens at 4 and 7 p.m. Bob Bowen, Public Relations Manager for the City of Davis, emcees. Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music, Davis Media Access, and Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2qsApFB. A portion of the proceeds will benefit non-profit community media center Davis Media Access. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (530) 757-2419.