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Onondaga Historical Association hosts book premier event June 25 for 'Our Movie Houses: A History of Film & Cinematic Innovation in Central New York'

June 04, 2008

Sara Miller
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Sara Miller

The Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center, one of the cultural stops along the Connective Corridor, will host a book talk and signing on Wednesday, June 25, for the recently released " Our Movie Houses: A History of Film & Cinematic Innovation in Central New York" (Syracuse University Press, 2008). The event will feature authors Norman O. Keim, founder of the Syracuse University Film Studies Center, and David Marc, associate editor of Syracuse University Magazine, and is free and open to the public.

Book signings will take place at 5 and 6 p.m. A book talk with the authors will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature an array of fascinating early theater memorabilia. Refreshments will be provided.

"Our Movie Houses: A History of Film and Cinematic Innovation in Central New York" offers a richly detailed account of the origins of American film in Central New York, the colorful history of neighborhood theaters in Syracuse, and the famous film personalities who got their start in the unlikely snow belt of New York state.

The Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center is located at 321 Montgomery St. in downtown Syracuse and is one of more than 25 cultural venues along the Connective Corridor, the signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse. In the coming months and years, these venues will be stitched together and showcased with new urban landscapes, bike paths, creative street lighting, public art, new signage and way-finding systems.

For more information about the event, contact Dennis Connor at the OHA, at 428-1864.

For more information about the book, now available through Syracuse University Press, visit http://www.SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu.


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