Update: All of the tickets have been used as of November 10, 2020. If you are interested in watching the film, please leave a comment and I will let you know if more tickets become available.
Last week, Allegion sponsored a virtual screening of the documentary – 6 Locked Doors – at the DHI conNextions conference. There are still some tickets left, so I’m inviting iDigHardware readers to watch it until the tickets run out.
From the Producers: Six Locked Doors explores the events leading up to the deadliest nightclub fire in American history on November 28, 1942, at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts. With double the allowed occupants, locked doors, flammable materials, and other deadly conditions, the fire left 492 people dead. Through interviews with survivors who had never before spoken on camera and an extensive archive collection of photos, and unreleased footage, the film explores how corruption, greed, and a former gangster-run speakeasy led to an unimaginable tragedy.
This film really underscores why code-compliance is so important. After the tragedy at the Cocoanut Grove, Boston fire officials testified that at least 300 lives could have been saved if the egress doors swung out (and were unlocked and visible). The documentary is just over an hour long, and well worth the investment in time to watch it. And you can even register to win some iDigHardware merch!