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Mister Wonderland

January 23, 2022
Mister Wonderland

Discover the life of the great theatrical impresario Sylvester Z. Poli, who built the beautiful Palace Theater in 1922.

Mister Wonderland recounts the remarkable story of Sylvester Z. Poli, a humble artisan who emigrated from Italy to America at the end of the 19th century — only to become the greatest theater impresario of his time. The film chronicles his journey from rural Tuscany to the bright lights of the Roaring Twenties, revealing how a migrant’s ingenuity shaped the movie-going experience as we know it. Crossing continents and generations, Mister Wonderland sets out to find what remains today of Sylvester’s theaters and the communities they used to serve.

Free tickets to the movie are available to the general public.

Join us for our 100 Year Anniversary Brunch before the show. Tickets for the Brunch are $25 and include continental breakfast and either a mimosa or bloody mary.

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