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50 Years in the making.  The mysteries of a New York World's Fair Pavilion, told by the people who lived it. Architecture in peril.
50 Years in the making. The mysteries of a New York World's Fair Pavilion, told by the people who lived it. Architecture in peril.
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Breaking News! World Premiere

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WORLD PREMIERE! “MODERN RUIN: A WORLD’S FAIR PAVILION” 

Queens, NY (March 16, 2015) - AquaRela Pictures, is excited to announce the release of the much anticipated documentary Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion, which will premiere at the Queens Theatre In the Park of Friday, May 22nd, 2015. Modern Ruin tells the story of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion during the glory days of the fair, and chronicles its demise over the past 50 years. The film details its post-fair use as a 60s concert venue and 70s roller rink, including the years of neglect as well as the recent advocacy efforts to save and repurpose the structure. Mainspring Pictures Ltd Presents, an Aquarela Pictures Production, in association with People for the Pavilion “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion”. Written, directed, and edited by Matthew Silva. Executive producers, Jake Gorst and Tracey Rennie Gorst. 

WHAT: World Premiere of "Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion". A documentary about the New York State Pavilion 

WHO: Directed by Matthew Silva, Executive Producers Jake Gorst & Tracey Rennie Gorst 

WHEN: Friday, May 22nd, Cocktail hour 7 pm to 8, Screening from 8 to 9:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) 

WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 Map: http://queenstheatre.org/directions 

DETAILS & TICKETS: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9994545 Info about the Film: www.aquarelapictures.com 

TICKETS: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9994545 

General Admission: $15 

Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.