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Celebration planned for auditorium’s centennial

October 11, 2018

The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation announces that the Sugar Land Auditorium Centennial Celebration will be Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This family-friendly event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, which is the last remaining public building from the original company-owned town of Sugar Land.

The celebration will be at the auditorium and will feature free performances and activities. Festivities will begin with a proclamation from Sugar Land’s Mayor, Joe Zimmerman, followed by a variety of musical acts, talks, demonstrations and interactive activities that will educate attendees about the histories of the auditorium, the City of Sugar Land, and 1918 America. Visit http://slcaf.org/ for details.

The Texian Time Machine will be onsite coordinating an assortment of children’s activities including a scavenger hunt, paper airplane making station, photo booth with vintage clothing and props, and time-period-inspired games.

The Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church will be grilling hamburgers, hotdogs and other eats for all to enjoy during the event. The SLCAF will host a special Ice Cream Social from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. spotlighting local celebrity scoopers.

A story time will feature a special celebration of the 100th birthday of Raggedy Ann, as well as musical performances spotlighting popular music from the World War I era including Ragtime and Dixieland. Performers will be available to chat with the guests after their performances.

Inspiration Stage will stage scenes from their productions of “Newsies” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” After the performances, the actors, along with Suffragettes and Soldiers will be roaming the grounds in period attire furthering the feel that guests have been transported back in time. Be sure to stop by and take a photo with one of these performers.

A special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, “Saving Brinton” will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Sugar Land Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a talk with the film’s star and director.

The foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts organization that exists to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the City of Sugar Land and region of Fort Bend County by advocating, supporting and promoting the cultural arts through programs, initiatives and alliances; and to preserve and present historic Sugar Land Auditorium as a center for the cultural arts and resource for the Sugar Land community

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