Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea

Art Theatre
2025 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA

Be prepared for your Long Beach lovin’ pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a “then and now” time travel slide show adventure extravaganza exploring Long Beach’s landmarks and lore.

With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals his guide to undiscovered and iconic local landmarks. He also shares the very best of his found vintage Kodachrome slides taken in Long Beach by locals and tourists in the 50s and 60s.

Experience the Pike amusements, local curiosities and oddities, legendary attractions, Art Deco and mid-century mod architecture, local foods, eateries and bars, vintage neon signs, nifty neighborhoods, the glory of googie, story of Miss Universe, and much more all in glorious Kodachrome color!

Festive Dress is HIGHLY encouraged but not expected.

This performance is two acts with an intermission.

Meet & Greet Charles following the performance. Copies of his latest book, Addicted to Americana will be available!