Buskirk-Chumley Theater will host a Neon Jubilee Centennial Gala event at 7 p.m. Saturday to celebrate its 100th birthday. The theater first opened as the Indiana Theatre silent movie house Dec. 11, 1922.
Guests are invited to wear their favorite 1920s-inspired costumes, and they can check in starting at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $100 for general admission and include a feast of hors d’oeuvres, sweets and one drink ticket to two bars which will be serving specialty cocktails.
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The event will include three acts, with a prologue and epilogue, that review the theater’s first 100 years and look forward to the next 100. Featured guest speakers will include former State Senator Vi Simpson, author Norris Chumley, professor of IU African American and Diaspora Studies Audrey McCluskey and Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton.
The gala will last approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. For a more detailed event schedule, visit the Buskirk-Chumley website.