City Lights: Swimming Pool Q’s 40th Anniversary; The Plaza Theater Upgrade; And More

 Built in 1939, The Plaza Theater is known as Atlanta’s longest continually operating cinema.
 Built in 1939, The Plaza Theater is known as Atlanta’s longest continually operating cinema.
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Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:00: South African visual activist Zanele Muholi has an exhibit open at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art about “the black experience.” This exhibit gives us an inside look at the multi-faceted layers that make up African experiences in a more worldly view. Lois spoke with Muholi along with the show’s curator Renee Mussai about the exhibit “Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness.”
  • 20:43: Swimming Pool Q’s is celebrating 40 years on the stage. This post-punk band has had many highs and lows, but has still managed to keep on rocking. We revisit a conversation that producer Myke Johns had with them in 2012. To commemorate their anniversary, the band is performing live at the Vista Room in Decatur on November 9th.
  • 29:07: Built in 1939, The Plaza Theater is known as Atlanta’s longest continually operating cinema. One year ago, Christopher Escobar bought the Plaza in order to give it a face-lift and keep the cinematic history alive. Producer Myke Johns spoke with Escobar about what he has accomplished thus far, and what’s ahead for the Plaza Theater.