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Walk Tacoma’s Historic Theatres
Tacoma, Wash. – Learn about Tacoma’s rich theatre history on the Walk Tacoma Theatre Walk on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:15 p.m. sponsored by Spaceworks Tacoma. This free walk, led by David Fischer, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts Executive Director, will take participants on a one-mile walk to many of Tacoma’s gems, like the Pantages, the Rialto, and the Grand Cinema.
The Walk Tacoma event will begin outside the Pantages Theater and end with a social of light appetizers at the Old Spaghetti Factory. The route is a bit hilly, with a climb up the Spanish Steps and hill climb up to the Grand Cinema on Market St., but participants who are not up for the hill will have the option to meet up with the group as they head back down to the Rialto Theater and Theatre on the Square. The route is largely accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, with an alternate route at the Spanish Steps.
Walk leader David Fischer will share information about historic theaters, Theater District artwork, upcoming renovations, and a tour of the Pantages Theater. There is no pre-registration necessary, just join Downtown On the Go at the start location.
“Spaceworks Tacoma is thrilled to be a DOTG Walk Tacoma sponsor, for the fourth year in a row, for what is sure to be a fabulous tour by the amazing David Fischer! This is a great opportunity to see and learn about some of the best cultural assets Tacoma has to offer.” says Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager.
The Pantages Theater is accessible by most Pierce Transit routes with stops at 10th & Commerce and 11th & Pacific Ave. If you’re arriving by car, you can park in the Park Plaza North garage at 923 Commerce St. or at the Tacoma Dome Station and take the Link light rail.
About the 2016 Earn a T-shirt Program
Pick-up a Downtown On the Go punch card at the Theatre Walk and earn a DOTG t-shirt by attending three Downtown On the Go events. Punch cards will be available at all DOTG walk, bike and transit events.
About the Walk Tacoma Series
The Walk Tacoma Series, sponsored by the Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI, is held on the first Wednesday of the month, from April through October. The fun, themed walks, now in their seventh year, encourage people to enjoy downtown on foot by introducing new walking routes, and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours. The walks are scheduled at the lunch hour and just after work to encourage downtown employees, students, and residents to walk during the day, whether it is to and from work or school, at a lunch break, or to run an errand.
About Downtown: On the Go!
Downtown On the Go (DOTG) is the transportation advocate and resource for anyone whose daily life is downtown Tacoma. DOTG is a collaborative effort of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, and downtown businesses. DOTG helps businesses save money, position their business as an active downtown community member, improve their employees’ health and well being, and protect their local and global environment through transportation management.