Saturday, December 5, 2009

Historical film festival in Lead

The Living Map Theater located in the Black Hills Railroad Roundhouse in Lead is hosting its monthly Historical Film Festival from Wednesday, December 9th through Saturday, December 12th, featuring historical films from the Rapid City area. This should be a delightful opportunity to witness historical events captured on film, while enjoying the surroundings of a great building, itself steeped in the history of the Black Hills.

Footage of the 1935 Stratobowl flight, early Ellsworth Air Base, the 1972 flood, and a wide range of other never-before-seen historic films will be featured. The event is a two-hour presentation that includes free refreshments at intermission. So, if you've not yet had an opportunity to visit the old Railroad Roundhouse in Lead, this is the perfect time!

Presentations will be each evening at 7 o'clock, with 2:00 p.m. showings on Friday and Saturday. The Living Map Theater seats only 65 people, so if you’re interested in attending a particular showing, call 605-717-0296 for reservations. Adults $16.00; Seniors $14.00; and Students $12.00.
Future programs include:

􀂃 January: Spearfish & Spearfish Canyon

􀂃 February: Railroads of Western South Dakota

􀂃 March: Lead, Homestake and the Sanford Lab

􀂃 April: Tourism

This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in history to see the Black Hills the way it used to be. Some film in this series dates back to 1912 and 1915.