My Favorite Place
Bob Ebinger ’67
My favorite building on campus was the newly built Austin Arts Center. It was here I developed my love for theater as a member of the Jesters. Not adept at acting, I enjoyed being behind the curtain once as the stage manager for Rhinoceros. In one of the center’s rooms, I started the Film Society using Arthur Knight’s The Liveliest Art and viewing 16-millimeter films from The Museum of Modern Art film library. Several of my fellow cinephiles went on to found Cinestudio in the old Clement Chemistry Building, which at my time was a lecture hall for my first–year history lectures. What were the two windows in the above room? Several of us wondered. Not until James Hanley discovered that it was a projection room with its aging projectors was the Cinestudio idea born.