The Providence Performing Arts Center invites the public to celebrate the Loew’s Theatre Building’s 90th Birthday on Saturday, October 13 at their free daytime event.
The Loew’s Theatre Building, now known as the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) opened on October 6, 1928. Designed by Rapp & Rapp, the theatre has always been visually stunning, surprising visitors with its detail and grandeur. Throughout the years, the building has undergone an architectural restoration, and survived storm damage, name changes and eventually was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district, it is the second largest theater of its kind in the United States, and now presents touring Broadway shows, as well as concerts and other engagements.
10:00 Organist Peter Krasinski plays the Mighty Wurlitzer
10:15 Theatre Tour with General Manager Alan J. Chille
11:00 Magician Show with Mike Super
11:45 – 1:00 Anniversary Celebration emceed by Brendan Kirby of The Rhode Show on the PPAC stage, with performances by School of Rock Attleboro, Billy Gilman and Peter Krasinski on the Wurlitzer
1:00 Sing Happy Birthday to Loew’s Theatre Building and PPAC and enjoy birthday cupcakes
2:00 Magician Show with Mike Super
7:00 – 9:00: Evening Celebration at WaterPlace Park featuring a concert by rock cover band LA’s BackStage Pass, followed by fireworks.
Throughout the day there will be free face painting, prize drawings, and more!
This is a free event, open to the public, but PPAC asks that you RSVP with your name and number of attendees so they have enough cupcakes for everyone!
Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street