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Updated: 11/13/2013 08:00:00AM

Kentucky Military Institute documentary to premier Sunday

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PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

Cadets at KMI, circa 1952, form up on the parade ground at what is today Centennial Park in downtown Venice. In back is the KMI dormitory which was built as the San Marco Hotel in the 1920s. Today it serves as the Venice Center Mall with condos on the upper two floors.

PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

An aerial view of Venice circa 1928-1930 showing Venice Avenue shops inthe foregraound, the Centennial Park land between Nassau and North Nokomis avenues (from left to right) and the former Hotel Venice (Summit Retirement Center) middle left, the old Sam Marco Hotel now Venice Center Mall, site of present Luna Ristoriante and, right middle, the site of today's Venice Theatre, along Tampa Avenue.



the site of today's Venice Theatre at far right center, today's Luna Ristorante to the left of the theater lot

PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

An aerial view of Venice circa 1928-1930 showing Venice Avenue shops inthe foregraound, the Centennial Park land between Nassau and North Nokomis avenues (from left to right) and the former Hotel Venice (Summit Retirement Center) middle left, the old Sam Marco Hotel now Venice Center Mall, site of present Luna Ristoriante and, right middle, the site of today's Venice Theatre, along Tampa Avenue.



the site of today's Venice Theatre at far right center, today's Luna Ristorante to the left of the theater lot

By KIM COOL

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“Character Makes the Man, the Story of Kentucky Military Institute: 1845-1971,” a documentary about the country’s oldest military school, will have its premier Sunday at Venice Theatre.

“The theme of the school is really what it was all about,” said Marty McGowan of the class of 1965. “We have all kept a sense of what the school did for us. We were at the tail end of its history.”

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