Final event honoring 70 years of 4th Ave. Theatre to happen Monday evening

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Festivities honoring 70 years of the 4th Avenue Theatre in Anchorage continued Sunday at the Anchorage Museum following a street fair and festival just a day earlier.

A screening of famous silent film The Chechahcos - created by 4th Avenue Theatre mastermind Cap Lathrop in 1923, when he envisioned Alaska as the Hollywood the North - was shown at the museum Sunday afternoon, preceded by a one-man play from local actor Ron Holmstom performing as Lathrop.

Dozens filed into the museum's auditorium for the screening, a soundtrack for which was previously recorded by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra in 2016.

A photo series is also on display at the museum, showing off pictures of the theater from over the last seven decades.

The final event this weekend celebrating 70 years of the theater will take place at the museum Monday, with a Design Forum panel discussion of architects about why the Fourth Ave Theatre is such a unique treasure. Possibilities of its future will also be discussed.

The event will take place Monday, May 29, at 7 p.m.