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Dig deeper into Seattle’s relationship with the big screen with a day of programming highlighting MOHAI’s special exhibit Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies, including a Make-Your-Own Movie activity, guided exhibit tours with Seattle film industry insiders, and screenings of the 1933 movie Tugboat Annie (then, step outside MOHAI’s door to step on board the movie’s star—the tugboat Arthur Foss, moored at Lake Union Park!).
Schedule of Activities
Hands-on activities in the MOHAI Learning Center, 10 am – 4 pm
- Make-A-Movie: Lights, camera, action! Make a movie about an event from Seattle’s history or come up with your own storyline. MOHAI provides the camera, props, scripts, and backdrop. Filmmakers even get to take home a copy of their movie on DVD.
- Movie Poster Craft: Use markers, stickers and creativity to make your own, one-of-a-kind poster of your favorite movie.
Guided tours of Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
- 10:30 am & 11:30 am with Beth Barrett, Director of Programming for the Seattle International Film Festival. Join Beth as she talks about the transformation of Seattle’s film world from movie palace to arthouse cinema, and how theaters have played a remarkable role in shaping how the world sees Seattle.
- 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm with Julianne Kidder, Exhibit Designer at MOHAI. Julianne will share behind-the-scenes stories about the concept and design of Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies. Learn how certain objects were selected and what some of the challenges were during the creative process.
Screenings of Tugboat Annie (1933) in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
- Tugboat Annie made its world premiere at the Fifth Avenue Theater in 1933. Filmed on the waters of Lake Union and Elliott Bay, the Arthur Foss tugboat stars as the Narcissus in this comedy-drama starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery.
- After the film, tour the Arthur Foss at the Lake Union Park Historic Ships Wharf, 12 – 5 pm
Cost: Included With Museum Admission