FOURTH ANNUAL “DAY OF THE DOORS” TO TAKE PLACE AT THE ORIGINAL MORRISON HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES ON JANUARY 4, 2020
FAÇADE OF HOTEL TO BE RESTORED TO AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL MORRISON HOTEL ALBUM COVER
ROBBY KRIEGER TO PERFORM AND SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
DECEMBER 15, 2019 – The “Day of The Doors” annual celebration will mark its fourth year with a special celebration at the location of the original Morrison Hotel on Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles on January 4, 2020. The event will see hotel restored to its original façade as captured on the iconic cover of the Doors fifth album, also titled Morrison Hotel, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Morrison Hotel was released in February of 1970 on Elektra Records, at the height of the Vietnam War and unrest at home in the United States. It is widely regarded as one of the Doors’ best albums, featuring topical tracks like “Peace Frog” and the band’s signature bluesy romps in “Waiting for the Sun” and “You Make Me Real.” The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard chart and the signature hit “Roadhouse Blues” continues to be one of the band’s most beloved songs to this day with over 125 million streams. A 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Morrison Hotel will be released in 2020 by Rhino.
Relevant Group, the developer that owns the Morrison Hotel will restore the façade of the historic building to mimic its appearance in the iconic photos taken by Henry Diltz for The Doors 1970 album cover, Morrison Hotel. Fans will be able to authentically recreate the album cover in the front window.
The day’s attractions will include a special sneak preview screening of the forthcoming hybrid concert/documentary The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek which will be in cinemas worldwide on Feb. 12, 2020, a screening of The Doors documentary, When You’re Strange, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and special appearances, an autograph signing session with Robby Krieger, and a performance by Doors guitarist Robby Krieger with Dennis Quaid. The live performances will be streamed on The Doors official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thedoors.
Additional activations will take place in the adjacent warehouse and parking lot behind the building, including an exclusive Doors photo exhibit curated by the Morrison Hotel Gallery, featuring never-before-released photos taken by Henry Diltz from his trip to scout the location prior to the photo shoot, a pop-up merchandise store featuring exclusive new Doors apparel, Morrison Hotel accessories, music, and food and beverage areas.
There will also be a raffle that will benefit the MIDNIGHT MISSION downtown, an organization to help people experiencing homelessness. The winner of the raffle will be able to have their photo taken in the Morrison Hotel Window by Henry Diltz himself.
Tickets for the screenings, signing, and Q&A are on sale now at: https://2020dayofthedoors.eventbrite.com
Access to the event, the photo opportunities, the pop-up shop, and the photo exhibition is free and open to the public from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fans who RSVP will be assigned a time-slot to line-up for their photo opportunity in the Morrison Hotel window. An RSVP is suggested but not required. Fans who walk up with be assigned to a first come, first serve line for the photo opportunity. Patrons who purchase a VIP package will have early access to the photo opportunity, beginning at 1 p.m.
“Day of The Doors” was declared in Los Angeles by City Councilman Mike Bonin on the 50th anniversary of the band, January 4, 2017. It has been observed worldwide each year since.
SCHEDULE FOR DAY OF THE DOORS
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Morrison Hotel window photo opportunity
- The Doors pop up shop
- Morrison Hotel Gallery Doors Photo
- Food Trucks
- Beer Garden
1:00 p.m. – VIP photo slots begin
3:30 p.m. – Screening of When You’re Strange
5:00 p.m. – Signing with Robby Krieger for When You’re Strange ticket holders
5:30 p.m. – Henry Diltz photo raffle winner announced
6:30 p.m. – Artist on Artist conversation with Robby Krieger and special guest for The Doors: Break on Thru ticket holders
7:00 p.m. – Acoustic performance with Robby Krieger and Dennis Quaid for The Doors: Break on Thru ticket holders
7:30 p.m. – Sneak Preview Screening of The Doors: Break on Thru – A Tribute to Ray Manzarek
FAQs for Day of The Doors
What is the venue?
The Day of The Doors 2020 will be taking place at the original Morrison Hotel at 1246 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA, and its adjacent lots. The beer garden and food area will be in the parking lot at 441 W. Pico Blvd. The pop-up shop and photo exhibit will be in a warehouse adjacent to the Morrison Hotel, and the screening will be in another part of that warehouse.
Please keep in mind this is JANUARY, and it may be chilly. While there will be heat lamps and large heaters pointed towards the warehouse, heaters are not permitted inside the warehouse and it may be cold. Please dress accordingly.
If you are watching a screening, you may want to bring a blanket.
Currently the weather is forecasted to be sunny with a high of 68 and a low of 50 degrees farenheit.
Where should I park?
There are several pay lots within walking distance of the Morrison Hotel, and there may be street parking available as well. Please read all posted signs carefully to ensure you do not get a ticket.
Uber/Lyft and other Rideshare options are also encouraged.
If you intend to drink, please use a designated driver.
What about public transportation?
There is a Metro stop at Pico and Flower Street (1250 Flower Street), about a three-block walk to the venue. Both the Blue Line and the Expo Line serve this station.
Do I need a ticket to attend?
Attendance is free and open to the public. This grants access to the exclusive photo exhibit, the limited-edition pop up shop, the photo opportunity in the Morrison Hotel window, the beer garden if you are 21+, and the food trucks.
If you would like to attend the screenings, performance, or signing, you must buy a ticket.
Do I have to RSVP to take a photo in the Morrison Hotel window?
No, you do not have to RSVP. The RSVP is set up to help us manage demand for the photo opportunity, but you can just walk up. The photo opportunity is on a first come, first serve basis, and an RSVP does NOT guarantee you will get to take your picture. If you do RSVP, we will send you an email with a suggested time to arrive. If you do not RSVP, we suggest arriving early for the best chance to take your picture in the Morrison Hotel window.
If you purchased a VIP package, you will have the opportunity to take your picture in the window during an exclusive VIP window from 1-3 p.m. If you arrive in that time frame with a VIP ticket purchase, you will be able to take your picture.
I purchased VIP tickets. What do I do now?
If you purchased VIP tickets, please make sure to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your T-shirt size and your preferred screening (either When You’re Strange at 3:30 P.M. or Break on Thru at 6:30 p.m.). You will have access to the signing with Robby Krieger as well.
When you arrive please check in at the pop-up shop to collect your merchandise, VIP lanyard, and screening wristband.
I purchased tickets to a screening. Do I get access to the signing with Robby Krieger as well?
Where do I check in for the screening?
There will be a sign-in table at the back of the warehouse where the pop up shop and photo exhibit are next to the Morrison Hotel. You will be given a wristband that will grant you access to the signing and the screening. Your wristband will indicate which screening you are attending.
Due to EXTREMELY limited capacity for the screenings, you will only be able to attend the film for which you have purchased tickets. The room will be cleared between the screenings and the signing.
What can I have signed?
You may have ONE CD, LP, or paper-based item signed.
May I take a picture with Robby?
No, Robby will only be signing autographs, not taking pictures at this signing event.
How long are each of the films?
Both of the documentaries are about an hour and 45 minutes.
Are the products in the pop-up shop available elsewhere?
All of the designs that will be available at the Day of The Doors are brand-new and limited-edition. Once they are sold out, they will not be available anywhere else. If there are items left over from The Day of The Doors, they will be available in the Doors store at www.thedoors.com. However, again, once they sell out, they will not be reprinted.
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