|A beautiful lady|
Coincidences--one of the speakers in my UCO Twitter for Media class (#clarkclass on twitter)this week is Jenny Grigsby, a self-employed social media manager for a number of cool clients. (See the class blog #clarkclassUCO.blogspot.com for more on her.)
Following her on twitter, I had learned they were going to relight the marquee on the historic Tower Theater at 5:30 tonight. The classic and architecturally beautiful theater was built in the 1930s, and closed in the late 1980s.We're fortunate it hasn't been torn down.
For months, I've been reading about public-spirited developers who have invested in it and are bringing it back to life, both from Steve Lackmeyer (who covers OKC like a wool blanket) in The Oklahoman and in the Journal Record. The once decaying area is now part of OKC's Renaissance, especially in the Uptown district. Then meeting Jenny, I found out this week that the Tower is one of her clients.
So why did I go down there?
There was a crowd, of all ages, including people my age, young hipsters and even kids, all attracted by social media. For me, it was personal.
|I walked through those doors|
|1963, and my kind of car, Studebaker!|
This time, I was tweeting about it to my #clarkclass twitter students--who now can figure out how really old I am.
|The place was, and is, huge|
Then I was an English major, and a budding journalist. I am still a journalist!
More photos, from tonight:
|The event drew a huge crowd. Lackmeyere at right, Periscoping it.|
|The state, still under construction|
|Lackmeyer and Clark after last night's #twitterbeef|
|Before the lighting|