On June 1, the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth burned down, a sad and tragic end to a popular LGBT gathering place.
The club became a big part of local and national history when it was raided on June 28, 2009, the 40th anniversary of the raid on Stonewall, the aftermath of which was documented by local gay filmmaker Robert L. Camina.
Raid of the Rainbow Lounge has screened many times in the past, but on Monday, July 10 you can catch it for free in a presentation by WaterTower Theatre. The Addison theater group’s Stonewall riots-themed show, Hit the Wall, premieres on July 28 (full story in He Said Magazine next week).
After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker, Hit the Wall director Joanie Schultz, and cast members from the play.
So come pay tribute to a piece of North Texas that’s gone (for now), but never forgotten.
WaterTower Theatre presents Raid of the Rainbow Lounge
Monday, July 10
The Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas