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Preservation Houston continues its History in Print Author Series Tuesday, September 17 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Preservation Houston's History in Print author series spends a night at the movies as David Welling presents Visions of Houston: Past, Present, and Infinitive Futures, a look at the fascinating history of moviegoing and movie theaters in the Bayou City.Once upon a time, motion pictures in Houston were shown in Egyptian temples, exotic Spanish gardens and downtown picture palaces fit for a king. Art Deco theaters could be found in neighborhoods across the city, kiddie shows were standard fare for a Saturday morning and summer evenings could be spent at the drive-in.David Welling's book Cinema Houston: From Nickelodeon to Megaplex celebrates a vibrant century of movie theaters and moviegoing in Texas' largest city. Illustrated with more than 200 historical photographs, newspaper clippings and advertisements, it traces the history of Houston movie theaters from their early 20th-century beginnings to the present. While preserving the glories of Houston's lost movie palaces, Cinema Houston also vividly recreates the moviegoing experience, chronicling midnight movie madness, summer nights at the drive-in and all those tasty snacks at the concession stand.After the program, Welling will sign copies of Cinema Houston, which will be available for purchase at the event for $45 ($40 for Preservation Houston members).History in Print is free and open to the public. The program will be held in Fondren Hall on the second floor of the Jones Youth Building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 5501 Main Street in the Museum District. Free parking is available in the surface lot on the northeast corner of Fannin Street and Binz. The parking lot entrance is on Binz.Next History in Print:Gerald Moorhead will discuss his book Buildings of Texas with contributors Stephen Fox and Anna Mod at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, in Fondren Hall at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.Image courtesy of University of Texas Press.