Lake Theatre's September First Tuesday Film Club: "Finding Vivian Maier"

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Oak Park, IL – Lake Theatre continues its First Tuesday Film Club with "Finding Vivian Maier."  This special showing will take place on Tuesday, September 2, at 12 p.m and 7 p.m. The film is documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

Tickets are $6 per person for matinee/seniors and $8.50 for adults in the evening. Advance tickets are available online or at the Lake Theatre box office, 1022 Lake Street in downtown Oak Park.  Film discussions will follow each presentation.

Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, the documentary was released in January 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature or Documentary at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival. It chronicles how Maloof, a writer working on a history of the Chicago neighborhood, discovered Maier's photographic negatives and later concluded that they were brilliant examples of mid-20th century street photography. Maloof managed to get in touch with the people who knew and worked with her from the 1960s until her death in 2009.

On the first Tuesday of each month, Lake Theatre presents afternoon and evening screenings of documentary, foreign, art or classic films at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program includes an advisory board, currently consisting of local residents Bobbie Raymond, Susie Helfrich and Mary Kay O'Grady, along with Shirley Johnson of Classic Cinemas, who collaborate on film selection

About Classic Cinemas

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 13 theatres, which comprise 104 screens in the northern Illinois area, with each auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology.  Classic Cinemas recently celebrated its 35th anniversary as the hometown theatre to moviegoers.  

For more information on Classic Cinemas, please visit

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