CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 13, 2013) – Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway, the hour-long PBS documentary on America’s largest unfinished subway system, is holding a special showing at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. The movie was produced by Paige E. Malott of Aubergine Imagery and will benefit the campaign of Mike Moroski for Cincinnati City Council.
The documentary takes viewers through the adventurous creation of the six-mile subway system, its controversial failure, and how the lack of rapid transit impacts present-day Cincinnati. Highlights of the program include commentary from local historians and city engineers, vivid footage of the tunnels, as well as a collection of original construction photographs from the 1920s. With capital investment and transportation being relevant and topical issues in Cincinnati politics, Malott hopes the film will both serve as a history lesson and provide guests an opportunity to learn where Moroski stands on these issues.
“Mike’s approach to being fiscally solvent and economically moral is the kind of leadership that was necessary at the time of the Cincinnati subway and is needed in Cincinnati City Council today,” Malott says, “Funding well-vetted projects is possible while both balancing the city’s budget and maintaining social services.”
Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway will be shown at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, which will be providing traditional BBQ and vegetarian options, as well as a cash bar. The occasion is themed as a “summertime picnic” and will take place on the outdoor veranda overlooking the Ohio River. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.
Admission for the event is $10, cash, check or credit card. Doors open at 6:00pm with the movie beginning at 7:00pm.
See the event page for more information!