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Pittsfield Historical Society Program 
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Community Events
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May 8, 7:00PM-8:00PM
“A Theater Near You: Mapping Cinema History in the Granite State”

The Pittsfield Historical Society is presenting movie night – complete with popcorn! Find out the answers to these questions posed by a UNH professor:
When did movies first arrive in New Hampshire? Where did they play? Who presented them and how did they circulate?
Who saw them? When and where was the first generation of movie theaters constructed?
How did a fledgling new medium run by traveling showmen become one of the most popular and enduring pastimes of the 20th century?
Come explore these questions and more by joining us for a presentation and discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Klenotic at the Society’s next meeting, Thursday, May 8, at 7 PM at the Society’s Museum on Elm Street.
Klenotic is Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the University of New Hampshire. He will present examples from his current research, which aims to create a comprehensive, visually engaging, interactive map that charts every venue where movies played in the Granite State from the medium’s origins in 1896 to the rise of television in the 1940s.
Those in attendance will be welcome to share their own knowledge of local movie venues and their own memories of “going to the movies” – including Pittsfield’s own Scenic Theater and other local movie houses.
Though focused on New Hampshire, this project is part of a larger, comparative research effort to map the public infrastructure of cultural networks created by the historical development of an internationally shared habit of moviegoing.
Prof. Klenotic joins us as a participant with the UNH Speakers’ Bureau
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Pittsfield Historical Society Museum  
13 Elm Street  
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