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Veterans-related programs planned for Auburn Avenue Theater in November

The Auburn Avenue Theater will be bustling the week of the 48th annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance, with programs planned almost every evening in addition to a couple matinee performances.  All FREE events are open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open one-hour prior to the performance.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Nov. 4 - Screening of the movie ‘High Ground’ (NR)
7:00pm | FREE

A documentary that follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 - Doolittle Raid Presentation
7:00pm | FREE

You won’t want to miss the chance to listen to one of the few remaining survivors of this historic Doolittle Raid.  Colonel Ed Saylor  will share his memories of this 1942 attack on Tokyo.

Thursday, Nov. 7 - British Export
7:30pm | $13-$15 (special Veteran discount $10)
Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com

British Export has provided the ultimate Beatles tribute show for over a decade.  With vintage suits and instruments reminiscent of the Beatles performances of the 60’s, their songs duplicate the sound of the original recordings.  Come see why they were voted the top Beatles tribute!

Monday, Nov. 8 - Screening of the movie ‘High Ground’ (NR)
2:00pm | FREE

A documentary that follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.

Saturday, Nov. 9 | 6:30pm and Sunday, Nov. 10 | 2:00pm - USS Indianapolis Presentation
FREE

Do not miss this opportunity to listen to and meet of the last remaining USS Indianapolis survivors, guest of honor, John Woolston.  Mr. Woolston will share his memories of the largest single disaster at sea ever suffered by the U.S. Navy.

About The Auburn Avenue Theater

Auburn Ave Logo SmallFor over 30 years, the Auburn Avenue Theater has presented a diversity of live performances, including Broadway musicals, mystery theater, children's theater, and concerts. The Douglas family, producers of the fine dinner theater featured at the Auburn Avenue Theater for over 20 years, leased the venue to the City of Auburn to continue operating as a performing arts space. In 2007, The City of Auburn reopened the venue, expanding this time-honored tradition of live, quality performing arts, variety entertainment, children's shows, dance and music, right in the heart of downtown Auburn.

The theater building itself is over 80 years old, however, the first structure to occupy the property over 100 years ago was a carriage house for horses. When the automobile replaced horses as the major mode of transportation, the building was entirely reconstructed as the city's bus depot. New owners converted it to a movie house in the 1940s and continued operating it as such until the mid-70s, when it underwent yet another conversion, this time as a performing arts theater venue.

About Auburn’s Veterans Day Observance

The National Veterans Day Committee and the US Department of Defense have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2013. The mile-long parade includes military marching units and vehicles, veteran service organizations, marching bands, honor guards, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars, community groups and more. The official start of the parade is Main Street and E Street NE. The parade will proceed west on Main Street to A Street NW.

Other events related to the Veterans Day celebration in Auburn include the American Legion Breakfast, a Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, a Static Display & Exhibit Showcase on Division Street, a Noon Lions Luncheon, the state’s largest marching band competition and much more.

For more information about the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall exhibit or the 48th annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade or other related activities, visit www.auburnwa.gov/events, or contact the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043.