The State Theater Was a Filthy Mess (in 1986)

A WEAU 13 News report from June 12, 1986 covering "the state of the State Theatre and a plan to renovate and reopen it by 1988." You hear from a few of the key local people who helped to lead the restoration of the theater from an empty, neglected movie house ...

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Oakwood Mall's Grand Opening (1986)

A WEAU 13 News report from October 15, 1986 covering Oakwood Mall's Grand Opening. Synchronized fashion dancers! A mime! An elderly woman saying, "Awesome!" We swear – the 1986 vibes will last you all day long.

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Eau Claire Flood of 1884

This animation was created as a collaboration/client project with the Chippewa Valley Museum located in Eau Claire WI. The animation is displayed in the museum displaying the historic flood of 1884 which terrorized Eau Claire and destroyed ...

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Jimmy Woo's Abandoned Chinese Pagoda

Video produced by Lee Paco Industries, "Exploring all that remains of Jimmy Woo's Chinese restaurant in Eau Claire, WI…just the pagoda. Jimmy Woo's was a landmark in Eau Claire for over 60 years. The site is now gone–razed and ..."

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Video: Justin Vernon muses on Eau Claire

"You grow fed up sometimes in the world and you see things that are just disposable, buildings that are disposable. A building goes up and it comes down, and nothing lasts. And I think that you just need to build community. And that's why I'm ..."

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A Brewer's Dream - The Lazy Monk Story

This short film documents the growth and daily operations of a small brewery located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin - the lazy monk brewery. Watch as they expand their very popular tap room and they brew their delicious beer. For more information on ...

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A Father, His Son, and a Cruel Summer at Carson Park

by Ken Szymanski

Volume One writer Ken Szymanski believes that every sports season is a story, and every player is a character. Over the summer of 2013, he heard about an Eau Claire Express player with an unusual background. The player's host family suggested ...

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WPT Presents: History of Eau Claire's State Theatre

Last year, Wisconsin Public Television came to The State Theatre with vocal harmony group Five By Design to film a program about the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center and the theatre itself. The program includes interviews with locals and a concert ...

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