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National Park Service to Host Centennial Film Celebration in Calabasas

January 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, local film historians will host “The Centennial on Screen: 100 Years of our National Parks in the Movies” at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center.

“National parks have long served as the backdrop for Hollywood films,” said film historian and retired park ranger Mike Malone. “We could think of no better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the agency we love than to put together this film tribute.”

Malone and fellow film historian Brian Rooney will deliver their 45-minute presentation at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. They will lead visitors on a walk on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, rich with its own film history, at 3 p.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Sometimes referred to as “Hollywood’s Movie Mountains,” the Santa Monica Mountains have stood in for countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, not to mention appearing as the setting for a post-apocalyptic earth in the 1968 classic, The Planet of the Apes. More recently, scenes from the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper were shot at Paramount Ranch.

Program and parking are free. Reservations are required: [email protected] or 805-370-2301.

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is located on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch at 26876 Mulholland Highway, just east of Las Virgenes Road. 


January 24, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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King Gillette Ranch
Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302 United States
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