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GET TIX NOW: DENVER, CO
Retro Slide Show, “Field Trip” Tour And Test Kitchen!
Charles’ Denver Modernism Schedule
(included w/ modernism show admission)
CHARLES PHOENIX TEST KITCHEN SERVES UP DESSERT: “Twink & Ho” a delicious delightful layered Twinkie, Ho Ho, pudding concoction after the Miss Modernism Show!
Saturday at 1:00pm
RETRO SLIDE SHOW: “Coloradoland” (included w/ modernism show admission)
Prepare for your Colorado pride to swell when Charles celebrates classic and kitschy Colorado life and style! This show is a whirlwind adventure in search of tourist traps, local landmarks, unusual oddities, Googie architecture, plus vintage kodachorme slides and more all in glorious color!
Saturday 4:30 – 10pm
BUS TOUR: “Denverland” Field Trip to Casa Bonita & Lakeside Amusement Park
(NOT included w modernism show admission. 39. Ticket is available at www.Denvermodernism.com)
Fun-filled, heartfelt adventure tour of Denver’s greatest attractions: Casa Bonita, (no-host dinner) at world’s greatest themed restaurant – followed by a trip to Lakeside Amusement Park – since 1906 – world’s greatest vintage playground!
Transportation and park admission included (rides are extra)
4:30 depart Livestock Center
5:00 arrive – 7:00 depart Casa Bonita
7:15 arrive – 9:45 depart Lakeside Amusement
10:00 arrive – Livestock Center
CHARLES Judges Motorama Car Show!
GET TIX NOW: ANAHEIM, CA
Live Comedy Performance Celebrating The Original Magic Kingdom In The 1950s & 60s
With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for delightful detail, Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix takes you back in time to the granddaddy of all theme parks when it was new.
Experience the early days of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. See long-gone attractions, including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Rainbow Mountain Stage Coaches, People Mover, Carousel of Progress, and more.
Enjoy amazing vintage images of the original Tomorrowland when it was promoted as “The World of 1986,” and the all-new Tomorrowland of 1967.
Charles also shares the flaming backstory of the Monorail, takes you inside the ultra outer space-age, all-plastic Monsanto House of the Future, and flies you to the moon in the legendary TWA Rocket to the Moon.
Also enjoy an unexpected side tour of Freedomland USA—the ill-fated Disneyland-wannabe theme park that opened in New York City in 1960, plus over-the-top Disneyland area themed-motels, and more.
WILL CALL TICKETS: Your tickets will be available at our Will Call desks at AMC Downtown Disney starting at 11am listed under the last name used to make the purchase. (Refunds will only be issued should the show be canceled)
AFTER SHOW BOOK SIGNING: Charles will be signing his book, Southern California in the 50s, following the show in the theater lobby.
GET TIX NOW: DOWNEY, CA
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Ultimate Space Age Suburban City!
12400 COLUMBIA WAY
DOWNEY, CA 90242
Prepare for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a madcap slide show adventure in search of … and paying tribute to … Downey’s classic and kitschy landmarks, legends and lore galore!
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise, Charles tells the stories and glories of the world’s oldest McDonalds, world’s first Taco Bell, Bobs Big Boy Broiler, Chris ‘n Pitts, secret “ghost town” remains of the “LA Co Poor Farm”, the Carpenters and their Only Just Begin and Close to You Apts, plus mom and pop businesses, mid-century architecture, local food, and Downey’s EPIC role in the race for space and so much more!
HOSTED BY the Columbia Space Center and benefitting Downey Conservancy & Downey Rose Float Assn.
LIVE MUSIC! … Inspired by recordings made at Downey Records in the 60s !!!
AFTER SHOW PARTY! After the show meet Charles and enjoy some “Pineapple Upside ‘Downey’ Cake” PARTY
BRING YOUR LOW LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS this event is outdoors on the grass at Columbia Space Center
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …
Doors at 6pm
Live music 6:30pm
Slide Show 7:30 – 9
GET TIX NOW: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Extravaganza Of Iconic Mid-Century Architecture Presented By PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER
300 S. PALM CANYON DRIVE
Presented by PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK
Prepare for your Palm Springs Modernism pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a fun-filled 2.5 hour tour atop a modern, double-decker, open-air bus.
Departing from the new Architecture & Design Center in downtown Palm Springs, this exclusive tour traces the history of local architecture, and views the dozens of midcentury modern estates and homes, along with commercial and civic landmarks and other architectural treasures, that have made Palm Springs world famous.
This is a rare opportunity to experience unobstructed views over the walls and hedges of legendary homes and hotels in famed neighborhoods such as The Movie Colony and Vista Las Palmas, see Neutra’s iconic Kaufmann Desert House, Frey House II, the Wexler Steel Houses and the legendary residences of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, like never before.
With his unbridled enthusiasm and keen design expertise, Charles points out unique architecture and design details plus offers insightful tips on lodging, dining, shopping and other must-do area attractions.
A mid-tour comfort stop will be made at the famed 1963 Tramway Gas Station (now the Visitors Center) by Albert Frey and Robson Chambers.
You will never think of Palm Springs the same way again!
Event Restrictions | Special Instructions:
Advance purchase is required.
Please check in at the tour desk (300 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs) at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
All seats are on the upper deck and exposed to the elements.]
Hats and sunscreen are strongly recommended.
Stairs are required to reach the upper deck; only the lower deck is
A comfort stop is made mid-way on the tour.
GET TIX NOW: ANAHEIM, CA
A Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Magic Kingdom Inside & Out !!!
811 W LINCOLN AVE, ANAHEIM CA
Be prepared for your local pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a time travel adventure extravaganza celebrating Disneyland in the 1950s & 60s … in beautiful Kodachrome color.
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise,
Charles also shares the stories and glories of Anaheim’s many other classic and kitschy landmarks, legends, lore and … and more !!! …
Presented by the Anaheim Halloween parade and AHS Alumni Club !!! …
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected !!! …
GET TIX NOW: SACRAMENTO, CA
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Capitol City Like It's A Big Theme Park!
2200 FRONT STREET
SACRAMENTO, CA 95818
Prepare for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a madcap adventure as he uncovers the stories and glories of Sacramento’s classic and kitschy landmarks and lore.
With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise, Charles lavishes the city’s most colorful “attractions” with the respect they SO deserve; revealing the unique style, backstories, and pop-cultural significance of Pancake Circus, Jim Denny’s, Iceland Skating Rink, Gunther’s Ice Cream, Vic’s Ice Cream, Sam’s Hofbrau, County Club Lanes, Fairytale Town, Tower Theatre, Crest Theatre, and Old Town.
Experience a whole new appreciation for these and many other undiscovered and underrated local treasures including one-of a kind vintage neon signs, spectacular Art Deco, Googie, mid-century modern architecture, and old-school mom and pop businesses as you’re surrounded by dozens of spectacular world-class collector cars in the California Auto Museum.
AFTERSHOW ICE CREAM SOCIAL PARTY!! Meet Charles following the performance while enjoying an ice cream cone or cup from Vic’s Ice Cream courtesy of Sacramento Modern!
Admittance to the exhibits in the California Auto Museum, performance and ice crams all are included with ticket purchase!!
Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!!! …
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Ice Cream Social Party ’til 10:30 pm
EVENT SPONSOR: Sacramento Modern – sacmod.org
EVENT HOST: California Auto Museum – www.calautomuseum.org