January 9, 2014 |

Culver Historical Society's Installation Coming Up

The Culver City Historical Society's installation of officers will take place on Wednesday evening, January 15 at Sony Pictures Plaza Atrium Museum from 6:30 pm to 8:30.

The 2014-2016 officers will be: Michelle Bernardin, president, Tami Eskridge, 1st VP, Development, Julie Lugo Cerra, 2nd VP, Museum, Hope Parrish and Dennis Parrish, 3rd VP Programs, Adrienne Bernardin, Secretary, and Linda Forman, Treasurer. Mayor Jeffrey Cooper will act as the installing officer.

An Hors d'oeuvres Reception is included for $35 for Society members/$40 for non- members. Due to limited seating, reservations must be made by Friday, January 10.. Tickets will be held at the door. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Parking will be provided onsite at no charge. Call (310) 253-6941 for information or mail your check to Culver City Historical Society, P.O. Box 3428, Culver City 90231-3428.

Those attending the installation in this prominent local structure will also have an opportunity to enjoy the Sony Pictures Plaza Atrium Museum space.

The award-winning granite building, designed by architects Maxwell Starkman Associates to cater to movie industry needs, was completed in 1986 as the Filmland Corporate Center. That year, tours were given to locals who learned the granite came from Finland and Spain, then transported to Italy where it was laser-cut.

It offered 308,000 square footage of rental space, and the 90 foot high atrium was topped by 10,000 square feet of glass. And automated window-washing equipment was designed to clean that glass.

This prominent structure became the home to MGM-UA for a short time, until the studio moved out of Culver City in 1992. Since that time, it has been on a long-term lease to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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