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Silent Movies in our Parks

Aug 31st, 2023 - Sep 09th, 2023
Time: Online anytime, and on Ithaca TV Thursdays 9 p.m., Fridays 3 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.
Location: Online anytime via the website, and on Ithaca cable channel 13 on the schedule shown above, PEGASYS Studio (not open to the public), 612 W. Green Street , Ithaca NY
Price: FREE

Following upon the annual "Silent Movie under the Stars" event at Taughannock Falls State Park in August, Walk in the Park presents this encore episode from 2019. 
In 1915, Leo and Ted Wharton established a movie studio at Renwick Park (now Stewart Park) at the south end of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY. For several years they made numerous silent movies and weekly serials for national distribution using the town and area gorges. In this episode of Walk in the Park (219), we take a look at some of the dramatic ways they used our rugged gorges to simulate western or Alaskan movie settings. The Wharton Studio Museum project is working to create a museum in one of the old studio buildings at Stewart Park.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial, public access TV series shown on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13, as well as online. Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

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