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28 Dec

121st Anniversary of Cinema

Wed, Dec 28, 2016
Exhibit 1-10pm // Screenings 2pm, 4pm, 8pm

Wednesday, Dec. 28, join us for our 2nd annual Anniversary of Cinema celebration presented by Durham Cinematheque. Auguste and Louis Lumiere premiered their cinematographe at a café in Paris on December 28, 1895, which is now considered to be the first evening of cinema.


Explore a hands-on exhibit of cameras and projectors dated from 1920s-1990s all day and schedule your visit around screenings and presentations by Tom Whiteside of Durham Cinematheque and film historian Frank Thompson.


Mezzanine opens at 1:00 with display “Five Cameras and Five Projectors” and Lumiere memorabilia


2:00  – Presentation “The Lumieres and early cinema” by Tom Whiteside, with short films


4:00  –  Presentation “North Carolina silent film” by Frank Thompson, with clips and short films


8:00  – screening of “Conquest of Canaan” (Paramount, d. Roy William Neill, 1921) introduced by Frank Thompson


The coffee shop will be open throughout the day for coffee, pastries, and cocktails. Dinner is served in the restaurant from 5:30-10pm and the roof is open 5pm-midnight.
For reservations, please call 919-768-8831.