Mister WonderlandMarch 26, 2022
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.
This event is open to the public; tickets are free but required. Guests will enjoy free popcorn and a champagne toast. Everyone is invited!