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When in San Francisco Visit . . .

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, housed in an historic motion picture theater, dedicated to the exhibition, education, study and preservation of film from the silent era.




Noon to 4 P.M. Saturday and Sunday

37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, California 94536


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Photo from Broncho Billy's Heart (1912, filmed in Niles)

left to right: Arthur Mackley, Audrey Hanna, Julia Mackley and True Eames Boardman


When In Jacksonville visit . . .




In the Museum of Western Film History’s gallery, that is surrounded by the largest Western backlot in the country, they introduce you to the old and new legends of the Western screen. Their gallery exhibits contain memorabilia and information about Westerns from the earliest days of the silent screen to some of the latest. With an emphasis on the epic landscapes of the local region, including the Alabama Hills, Owens Valley, the Sierra Nevada and Death Valley, their collection highlights the dramatic role landscape has played in the great Hollywood productions filmed here for just over 100 years.


The Museum of Western Film History

701 S. Main Street
PO Box 111
Lone Pine, CA 93545

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