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Learn about SoCal’s own ‘Never Built’ theme park: A+D Museum to screen "Bible Storyland" documentary September 28

Bruce Bushman

As part of its "Never Built: Los Angeles" exhibit, the museum of Architecture and Design will host a screening of the "Bible Storyland" documentary on September 28. The doc follows the story of LA-based art dealer Harvey Jordan and his fascination with SoCal's own 'Never Built' theme park, Bible Storyland. 

Last year, Off-Ramp talked with Jordan about Bible Storyland and the people who were behind it. From the piece:

"In 1960, just five years after Disneyland opened, Jack Haley, the actor who played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz and a devout Christian, teamed with Donald Duncan of Duncan Yo-Yo's. Together they planned to build a new theme park in Cucamonga, one that would rival Disney in its ambition. They even hired two former Disneyland designers, Nat Winecoff and Bruce Bushman. Bible Storyland was their dream."

Visitors who come to check out the screening also get a private viewing of the museum's "Never Built: Los Angeles" exhibit, which looks at some of LA's best architectural visions and never realized blunders. Plus, "Ambassador of Americana" Charles Phoenix will be there to MC. 

Doors open at 7pm, screening starts at 8pm. $2 beer!

September 28 at A+D Design Museum:
6032 Wilshire Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tickets are $15; $10 for members. More info here