Due to current health concerns of COVID-19, the Museum will be closed until further notice.
Get "Ready for our close up" re-opening the 7th of July.
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Showtime extended by popular demand
Come celebrate the centennial of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid " with Hollywood Heritage! This virtual program will explore the filming sites as they are 100 years later with special guests as they discuss the making of "The Kid". David Totheroh (grandson of Rollie Totheroh, Chaplin's cinematographer), will share behind-the-scenes stories from his grandfather about what inspired Charlie Chaplin to make the film via rare audio of Rollie and unseen images. Historian John Bengtson will also join in to discuss the importance of preserving the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley.
Celebrate the dawn of the Hollywood film era at a Date Night Drive-In Silents Under the Stars presentation of Buster Keaton’s comedy masterpiece, “Our Hospitality,” SAT., JULY 10, 6:30-10:00 p.m. Enjoy this classic, historic movie with live music on a beautiful, starry summer evening at the majestic Paramount Ranch. Throughout this delightful “silent,” renowned composer Michael Mortilla will perform in-film accompaniment.
Before the movie, attendees will be treated to a live pre-show concert by Will Ryan and the Cactus Cowboys starting at 7:30 p.m.
Arrive early, enjoy a picnic dinner and book a cinematic history walking tour of Paramount Ranch with movie expert Mike Malone. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Panera Bread in Agoura Hills is hosting a fundraiser on July 10 for this event, so guests can easily arrange their own picnic. Guests should identify as being with Santa Monica Mountains Fund when they order between 4-8 p.m. on July 10, and Panera will donate 20% to SAMO Fund. Use Promo Code PRFund at checkout. Take-out and delivery options are both available. To order:
Admission Tickets ($40/car) will only be available
for advance purchase starting FRI., JUNE 11,
12:00 p.m. at https://samofund.org/datenight.
Proceeds from event sales will go to Santa Monica Mountains Fund to support the restoration of Paramount Ranch. Paramount Ranch is a National Park Service site located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA.
Paramount Ranch was established in the 1920’s as a movie-making studio where dozens of early film classics were created. Over the next ten decades, the property evolved into a thriving film & television production site and beloved community event & recreation space that was destroyed in the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Funds raised will help SAMO Fund provide the money needed to complete the $12m restoration project being managed by NPS. Donations will be matched 1:1 by the Federal Government up to $500k.
This event is co-sponsored by Hollywood Heritage, Inc., Music in Motion and The Morgan Stanley Lakewood Group.
The Santa Monica Mountains Fund (SAMO) is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is the official non-profit of the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Contributions to The Santa Monica Mountains Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Find out more: