Historic Brandon Auditorium to host a 30-minute video about its history

The film will be shown twice on Saturday, July 16.

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The Depression-era Brandon Auditorium is the subject of a new documentary to be shown there on Saturday, July 16.
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BRANDON — The Brandon History Center is planning a birthday party on Saturday, July 16, at the Brandon Auditorium which will feature the premier showing of a 30-minute video about the auditorium's unique design and history.

Unusual for its fortress-like design and use of fieldstone, the auditorium was built during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The video was produced by Alexandria-based AMS Digital Productions and will be shown on a big movie screen at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

The auditorium will also contain many displays of Brandon and the surrounding area. The Brandon Fire Department will provide a free lunch.

Students who earned trophies from 1973 to 2017 will get a chance to take them home that day, on a first-come, first-served basis. The trophies are from a variety of events at Brandon/Evansville High School. This will be their only chance to take home their trophies.

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