‘If These Walls Could Talk’: Documentary Film On Newport Music Hall Debuts

Newport Music Hall
David Heasley / Smashing Pumpkins Courtesy of PromoWest
– Newport Music Hall

“If These Walls Could Talk,” a new, independently produced documentary film looking back at the 50-year legacy of Columbus, Ohio’s Newport Music Hall, debuts tonight at 8 p.m. EDT on Facebook and YouTube.

Produced by PromoWest, and PromoWestLive and AEG Presents, the film includes exclusive, never before seen performances and interviews with artists and music industry giants in a rare look at the club’s history as the world’s longest running rock club. 
The hour-long film features includes exclusive performances and memories from such luminaries as B.B. King, Queen, AC/DC, Joe Walsh, The Smashing Pumpkins, Walk the Moon, O.A.R., CAAMP and Twenty One Pilots.
Among the industry professions appearing are Scott Stienecker (AEG Presents Regional VP and PromoWest Productions CEO), Hank LoConti (owner, The Agora) Marissa McClellan, (PromoWest Productions and AEG Presents), and Dave Watson (Columbia Records). 
The 1,400-capacity Newport Music Hall was built in 1923 as a movie theater on the campus of The Ohio State University and converted into rock club The Agora Ballroom in 1970. When PromoWest purchased the club in 1984, it reverted the name back to Newport Music Hall.