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3:30PM – Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Join us at the James J. Hill Center for stories from the classic old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and trivia. The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society restages the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch’s Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode is performed live on stage with five actors playing multiple roles AND producing all of the sound effects.

“Wonderful people, beautiful place, and an artistic experience that I’ll remember forever!”  – Attendee

Hear from The Kings of Cole – a celebration of jive vocal and cocktail blues groups of the 30s and 40s’ – before and after the show. A great compliment to the radio vibe!

“The Kings of Cole”: Jim Kennedy (Piano) & Joe Weismann (Bass)

Date: Sunday, February 26th
Time: Band – 3:00pm to 3:30pm (Doors open at 2:45pm)
Show – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Band – 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Fee: $15 per person

Episodes #1 “The Diamond As Big As The Ritz” from Escape, originally broadcast July 21st, 1947. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s dark comedy about the one-percent, John T. Unger, a young college student, spends the summer with the Washingtons, a family so unimaginably rich they live outside the law. Can John rescue the lovely Kismine from a sadistic life of luxury, or will they both be destroyed by her father’s madness?

Episodes #2 “The Shadow People” from Hall of Fantasy, originally broadcast September 21st, 1952. When dark forces descend upon her parents, a distraught woman seeks help from a self-proclaimed master of the supernatural. Is it already too late, or can one family save humanity from… the Shadow People?

Please note MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY will also be joining us on:

Sunday, March 26th (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
Sunday, April 30th (3:30pm to 4:30pm)


February 26
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States


We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.