Think Artistically, Read Locally: “Encore: Proctors at 90”


This week, we’re putting the spotlight on a series of new, locally produced arts books published just in time for the gift-giving season:

By Richard Lovrich and Michael Eck
Book launch events at Proctors’ GE Theatre at 7pm Wednesday (December 14); the Open Door Bookstore at 1pm Saturday (December 17); Universal Preservation Hall at 6pm Friday, February 10. Admission to all book events is FREE.
Also available at Proctors’ Gift Centre, the Open Door Bookstore, Northshire Bookstore, the Book House, Market Block Books; and online at

This month, Proctors marks its 90th anniversary, and in conjunction with the celebration, the Schenectady arts and entertainment complex has published a new, deluxe hardcover photo book, that examines Proctors’ history, but also focuses on Proctors today, and its role in the renewal of downtown Schenectady. The book features more than 100 photographs and is divided into 14 chapters penned by Proctors’ publicist Michael Eck. “This is our story,” says Proctors CEO Philip Morris. “This is a snapshot of who we are right now.”

Richard Lovrich
Richard Lovrich
Michael Eck
Michael Eck

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