The Typewriter

Typewriter Exhibition, Interview & Screening

A Benefit for Herschel Young Park

Saturday, October 27 | 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Celebrate vintage typewriters at this incredible fundraising event and movie screening at Auburn’s State Theater. Experience the beauty and majesty of vintage Royals, Smith Coronas, Remingtons, and more at an exhibition of 50 antique typewriters.  Get your fingers clacking - some of these old-school machines will be available for you to try, buy, and even win! 

Following the exhibition is an interview with Richard Polt, typewriter enthusiast and author of The Typewriter Revolution, conducted by KCRA host Edie Lambert.  Wrap up the night with a screening of California Typewriter, a documetary directed by Doug Nichol.

If you love vintage machines, the art of typewriting, or are just looking for a nostalgic night out, you’re going to love The Typewriter Revolution at the State Theater. All proceeds from this event will support renovations of Old Town Auburn's very own Herschel Young Park.  

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Schedule of Events

The Typewriter Revolution


4:00 PM

Wander through an exhibition of 50 antique typewriters - some of these old-school machines will be available for you to try, buy, and even win!

The Typewriter Revolution Book

Author Interview

6:00 PM

Host Edie Lambert from KCRA 3 will interview Richard Polt, typewriter enthusiast and author of The Typewriter Revolution.

California Typewriter Movie Poster

Movie Screening

7:00 PM

View a screening of California Typewriter, the movie critics are calling “a lively and appealing analog-nostalgia documentary” directed by Doug Nichol.

About the Film

Nichol’s film stars self-avowed typewriter obsessives like Tom Hanks, who owns 250 of the vintage machines and writes on at least one of them every day. Hanks isn’t the only celebrity to make an appearance in California Typewriter. Hanks is joined by musician John Mayer, actor-writer-director Sam Shepard, and David McCullough. 


Tickets cost $25.
All proceeds from this event go to support the renovations of Herschel Young Park in Old Town Auburn.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Auburn State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603