The Performing Arts Center is offering a free viewing of a documentary about the creation of the program

The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center (FPAC) presents its new documentary film play in unison Saturday in the PAC.

The evening is scheduled to begin with a pre-reception in the plaza with a red carpet and in the lower lobby of the Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m., which will continue with a screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. and surprises for attendees, according to its website.

The film will also screen Saturday, April 30 at Downtown Center Cinemas at 5:15 p.m. during the SLO International Film Festival.

play in unison documents the progress of the PAC since construction began decades ago. The new documentary “exemplifies the power of community promising to carry on and find a way, together,” according to the documentary’s IMDb page.

Now the foundation is gearing up to celebrate PAC’s 25th anniversary, after the pandemic halted performances for more than a year.

The foundation shared excerpts from its long-awaited documentary on its social networks. These videos shine a light on the people who have played a key role in the process of PAC’s history and those who are paving the way for its future.

Design/Build Committee member Lyn Baker said bringing the PAC to life “was a very unique process.”

“Long live hell or high water, we were going to make it happen,” Baker said in a clip from the documentary.

Warren Baker, president emeritus of Cal Poly, added that they wanted it to be “the best performing arts center on a college campus anywhere in the country.”

Throughout this documentary, attendees can expect to see “persistence and dedication to a cause” which, according to retired San Luis Obispo City Manager John Dunn, “an integral part of creating the center performing arts that we all know and love”.

Tickets are required to attend this weekend’s event. They are available for free at