The Nine Network Invites the Public to Attend A Rare Sneak Preview Event

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Scottrade Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Preview Prohibition Documentary at Newly Restored Peabody Opera House on September 19

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be in St. Louis on Monday, September 19 to screen segments of their latest documentary, Prohibition, at the newly restored Peabody Opera House. The screening and discussion with the filmmakers, presented by the Nine Network of Public Media, will offer a rare sneak preview of Peabody Opera House prior to its gala opening on October 1.

St. Louis, with its rich brewing history, has a prominent role in Prohibition, which documents the rise, rule and fall of the Constitution’s 18th Amendment prohibiting the sale and manufacture of alcohol. Planning for what was originally Kiel Opera House began during Prohibition; the building opened in 1934, not long after Prohibition ended.

At the Prohibition screening, Burns and Novick will discuss the documentary’s themes, their research and how St. Louis fits in the Prohibition story.

The six-hour film Prohibition will be broadcast Sunday–Tuesday, October 2–4 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS. After each episode ends, it airs again immediately at 9:00 p.m. It also repeats October 4–6 at 1:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 a.m.; and October 9, 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m. Prohibition represents Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s sixth film together, having previously collaborated on Baseball, The War, The Tenth Inning, Jazz and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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