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Six Locked Doors: The Legacy of the Cocoanut Grove

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Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, Rabb Hall

700 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

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The Nov 1942 Cocoanut Grove tragic fire

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SIX LOCKED DOORS: THE LEGACY OF COCOANUT GROVE examines the story behind the deadliest nightclub fire in American history, which occurred in 1942 in Boston’s Bay Village. The Cocoanut Grove attracted a mix of socialites, athletes, celebrities and military personnel. With double the allowed occupants, locked doors, and flammable materials, the fire left 492 people dead. Featuring interviews with survivors and local notables including The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen and former mayor Ray Flynn, SIX LOCKED DOORS explores how corruption and greed led to an unimaginable tragedy. The film was chosen as the closing night selection at this year’s GlobeDocs Film Festival. The film’s director, Zachary Graves-Miller, will be on hand to answer audience questions after the screening.

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