Date(s) – 01/20/2022
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Movie Industry in Fremont CA: a free online program.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is presenting a free online program on Thursday January 20th at 11:30 on the history of the Hollywood of the East Bay – the Niles district of Fremont.
Hear about the time from 1913 to 1920 when this area was a hot spot for producers of silent films. Essanay Studios built a western production studio in Niles to take advantage of the areas beauty and good weather. The studio brought in multitudes of actors, directors and stage crews to staff their westerns, romances and comedies. Charlie Chaplin’s famous movie The Tramp was filmed there in 1915.
Join Rena Kiehn and David Kiehn from the Niles Essanay Film Museum to hear about the time when major movies were produced right in our backyard. In addition learn about the interesting and unique museum that is located in Niles celebrating silent movies and the stars who made them.
To attend this free online presentation please visit our website at museumsrv.org and go to the Events section or call 925 837-3750.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Ave Danville CA 94526. The museum is now open. Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 1-3 Saturday 10-1 and Sunday 12-3