Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cinevent - Another Gathering of the Clan in June

Today we take note of another classic film festival: Cinevent.

Cinevent takes place in Columbus, Ohio, and this year marks the 48th edition of this annual gathering of fans of silent and early sound films, and of collectors of motion pictures and related items.  The dates are Thursday June 2nd through Sunday June 5th, at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel at 50 North Third Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Movies are screened nearly continually, and dealers fill over a hundred tables full of film, video, sound recordings, posters, stills, lobby cards, books, and autographs, and the annual Hollywood Poster Auction!—run by Morris Everett of The Last Moving Picture Company in Cleveland.

The event annually attracts over 600 participants, including from other countries.   Truly a home-grown festival by and for film buffs, movie screenings are all 16mm, gleaned from collectors and archives across the U.S. 

Have a look at the Cinevent website for info on registering, where to stay, and more info on how to enjoy this fun festival for the classic film fan. 

Special thanks to Mr. Michael Haynes for information on Cinevent.  His father, the late Steven Haynes, was one of the founders.


Caftan Woman said...

The festival sounds like classic movie immersion at its finest.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

It's great that these events are spread around North America. It must make it easier for fans to get to within a region.

Rick29 said...

Jacqueline, I love festivals like this one and enjoy them more than the large events. I try to attend one or two of them every year and Cinevent sounds like a fun one.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Rick, I'd love to know what film festivals people are attending and their impressions of them. Maybe I'll compile a list. I'm sure a lot of fans would like to know if they could attend an event like this closer to where they live.

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