Museum of Western Film History, Lone Pine

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The Lone Pine Film History Museum celebrates and preserves the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierras. The private institution has over 10,000 square feet of exhibits, an eighty-five seat movie theater and gift shop that focuses on keeping alive the cultural heritage of America’s cinematic history through film programs, artifacts preservation and exhibits and events including two film festivals.

Exhibits at the museum reflect the museum’s extensive collections and include: early silent films, post war films, “eastern,” science fiction such as Tremors and Iron Man and the many cowboy heroes who worked locally including John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

All of this was made possible by a generous gift from Beverly and Jim Rogers of Intermountain West Communications Company. Many items from Mr. Rogers’s personal collection are on display in the museum including the cars from Trail to San Antone and High Sierra. Other film treasures on exhibit include hats and guns of many western stars, costumes from The Shootist, and Errol Flynn’s coat from Kim. Also on exhibit are several silver saddles from Mr. Rogers, including Bolin and Jeff Flowers. The Museum is always looking for gifts of western movies artifacts and posters as well as items available for purchase.
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  • Be sure to watch the video presentation, then meander through the memorabilia on display. Allow 1 hour. Guided tours of some of the filming locations can be arranged, and are well worth the cost if yo...  more »
  • No CGI here. No soundstage or sets needed here. This is the real deal. This IS the Wild West! I was amazed (and surprised) to find out how many Western films were made in this small corner of Californ...  more »
  • This museum is created with so much love for details. Lots of interesting movies and stories. The staff is super friendly. This museum is a must see for film lovers of all genres!
  • It's a nice little museum to visit with some surprising movies that were shot around the area. As a bonus it has Tesla Superchargers available in there parking lot and they are planning in adding even more Superchargers in the near future.

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