Saturday, May 21, 2011

Water For Elephants Fundraiser

Recently, Robert and Colin Cameron attended the gala premiere of Water for Elephants at the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Now you may ask, why in Baraboo? Because this was the home of the world famous Ringling Brothers Circus.



Today, Baraboo hosts the Circus World Museum which actually loaned the authentic circus wagons and expertise to be used in this Hollywood production.

Also in Baraboo is the elegant and historic Al Ringling Theatre (where the screening took place). Built in 1915, the design was inspired by the opera house in the Petit Trianon of the Palace of Versailles near Paris. Al Ringling, the eldest of the 5 brothers paid $100,000 to have it built.

Proceeds from the screening went to support the museum and theatre, both non-profit organizations. Photos of the wagons at the Circus World Museum in upcoming post.

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