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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Weinberg to Offer Backstage Tours to Public on a More Frequent Basis

The Weinberg Center for the Arts will offer free backstage tours to the general public on a more frequent basis beginning July 8. Patrons will experience the backstage magic for themselves, gaining access to areas normally off-limits to the public.

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Weinberg to Offer Backstage Tours to Public on a More Frequent Basis

 

FREDERICK, Md., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — In response to increased demand, the Weinberg Center for the Arts will offer free backstage tours to the general public on a more frequent basis beginning July 8. Patrons will experience the backstage magic for themselves, gaining access to areas normally off-limits to the public. Built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, the landmark theater reflects the evolution of both the film industry and Frederick County.

Throughout the summer, tours will be offered weekly, alternating between Saturdays at 11am and Tuesdays at 2pm. No reservations are required; patrons may arrive at the Weinberg Center Box Office at the scheduled time. Exact dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 8 at 11am
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 11am
  • Tuesday, July 25 at 2pm
  • Saturday, August 5 at 11am
  • Tuesday, August 8 at 2pm
  • Saturday, August 19 at 11am
  • Tuesday, August 22 at 2pm

Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes and are free of charge. While the standard tour route includes climbing to the mezzanine level and projection booth, accessible/shortened versions of the tour can be given upon request.

Private tours are also available upon request; please visit WeinbergCenter.org/Tours for more information. The Weinberg Center’s complete 2017-2018 season will be announced on Thursday, August 3 at 10am.

 

ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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