Aug. 25th at 7:30pm
Out At The Movies Presents:
The untold Story of the largest gay
mass murder in American History until the
Orlando Pulse massacre.
USA, 2015, 96 Min. | Dir.
Robert L. Camina
This film contains graphic images that may be disturbing
to some viewers.
On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire
to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar located on the
edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. The
result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history.
Despite the staggering historical significance,
few people know about the tragedy. Thirty-two people
were killed and some bodies were never identified.
One-third of the New Orleans chapter of the Metropolitan
Community Church were killed in the blaze, including
two clergy. The primary suspect was never charged
with the crime. The tragedy did not stop at the
loss of lives. There were also the delayed injuries:
lost jobs, fear, public ridicule and severed families.
The devastation was compounded by the homophobic
reactions and utter lack of concern by the general
public, government and religious leaders. The fire
permanently altered lives and was the root of many
Members $10, Public $15
Reception in Sky Room following Movie.
Tickets Available Online HERE!