Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Celebrate David Bowie and Support the Senate Theater

The Senate Theater is home to one of four theater organs in the City of Detroit. Their organ was originally housed in the Fisher Theatre, but it moved to the Senate in 1962 after spending one year at Iris Theatre. It has been used in over 700 concerts over the last 50 years, but the art of taking care of, maintaining and playing the organ is becoming a lost art. Thankfully, The Detroit Theater Organ Society has taken over the care and management of the Senate's organ, but they need help updating the Senate to make sure that people can enjoy music with film for years to come.

They have a number of upcoming events that you can attend to enjoy yourself and support the theater and the efforts of the Organ Society. This includes a screening of Grease, the Ann Arbor Film Fest, and a variety of silent films. If you want to see a full list of upcoming events at the Senate click here. There are a lot of cool things to see, but there's one that really stuck out to us. The Senate is celebrating the life of David Bowie by hosting a Ziggy Stardust party on January 11th. The night will include live organ tribute on the Mighty Wurlitzer, a screening of D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and a best-dressed costume contest.  There will even be a photo booth! Tickets to attend the event are $10 at the door. The art starts at 7 p.m., the movie starts around 9 p.m. and the party starts at 11 p.m. To learn more about the event and to get your tickets in advance click here.


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