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The Latchis Family - Jonathan Bosche

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The Latchis Family - Jonathan Bosche 

On Tuesday June 12 at 6:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will host a special one of

a kind ‘live-documentary’ by Film and Theater historian Jonathan A. Boschen, that will visually look at the Latchis family, their theatre chain, and how Claremont’s and Newport’s Latchis Theaters fits into their rich legacy. Boschen, who assisted with the book “Greek Epic” that chronicles the history of the Latchis family, makes use of a large number of archival photos of the various theaters and reconstructed architectural sketches to visualize what these buildings looked like. In addition relevant history pertaining to the Latchis family, American film history and theatre history will be included to help put the history of the Latchis Theater chain into perspective. Exhibition of the program will be in the Ballroom of the Richard’s Free Library (58 North Main Street) in Newport NH and admission is free with complimentary popcorn and refreshments. This show which was first performed at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro VT, was performed to the Claremont NH Historical Society in October of 2018 where it received raved reception; this Newport exhibition will be a second opportunity for those who missed it to attend.

The programs start at 6:30  and are held in the Ballroom at the Richards Free Library - 58 N. Main St. Newport, NH.

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