On April 14th, our El Lector Speaker Series is back with another homerun. We will feature documentary film-maker and architect Rolando Llanes and the historic film “White Elephant – What Is There To Save”.
White Elephant tells the story of Miami/ Bobby Maduro Stadium – one of South Florida’s most unforgettable architectural icons. The life of this stadium (built in the 1940’s) has a lot of stories to tell.
The stadium was home to the original Miami Marlins and the spring training home for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles. It hosted Pink Floyd, Journey, and The Who. It saw Satchel Paige pitching at the twilight of his career. Mantle hit the first ball ever to clear its center field fence.
In the 1950’s it served as storage for an arsenal of weapons and ammunition to supply Cuban revolutionaries.
On April 14th, we welcome Rolando Llanes and a few special guests for a viewing of this compelling documentary film. There will be time following the film for discussion with the films creators and individuals whose lives were affected by the stadium.
If stories about baseball, the Mafia, JFK assasination conspiracies and political intrigue are your thing, you will not want to miss this event.
As always, El Lector is a cigar event. Our friends at Cuban Crafters will be there providing freshly rolled cigars. This is a FREE EVENT, and it is for guys only. Bring a friend.
Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL
Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pm for refreshments and cigars. Film starts promptly at 8:00pm.