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Museum of Western Film History

701 South Main St, Lone Pine, California 93545 USA

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“Discover Death Valley's movie history”

The Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film Museum, located at 701 South Main Street in Lone Pine, California, celebrates and preserves the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra. The Lone Pine Film History Museum is dedicated to preserving the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and California's Eastern Sierra. Located on Highway 395 on the south end of town, the museum’s 10,500 square feet of exhibits, an eighty-five seat movie theater and gift shop offer visitors a unique visual experience, helping to document and interpret the cultural heritage of America’s cinematic history, through film programs, artifact preservation and exhibits including interpretive projects and displays that explain the 100 year film history of Inyo County. The Museum's exhibits represent a collection of historic memorabilia documenting many of the 700 plus films that have featured our landscape.  However, the museum's largest exhibit is its “Back Lot” – The Alabama Hills, just to the west of town. Since the early 1920s, these rugged, rounded rock formations and meandering gullies have played a "starring role" as Hollywood’s Western backdrop for cowboy action thrillers featuring Hopalong Cassidy, Randolph Scott, Gene Autry, Tim Holt and Roy Rogers. Contemporary actors including William Shatner, Kevin Bacon and Robert Downey Jr. have all filmed in the shadow of Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, in such films as Star Trek, Tremors, and Iron Man. Quentin Tarantino’s recently used the “Hills” for scenes in,Django Unchained. Add to this a wide variety of dramatic truck, auto and fashion commercials.  Come visit and enjoy a very unique film experience … and join us each Columbus Day weekend for our annual Lone Pine Film Festival honoring the heroes and heroines of the silver screen. Mingle with celebrity guests, visit the movie sites with the "back lot tours;" enjoy classic film screenings, film discussions, Saturday night concert featuring the best of America’s Western talent, a Sunday Cowboy Church service; and close the weekend with an old fashion “Main Street Parade" and Sunday evening's campfire roundup in the park. 

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Museum of Western Film History

701 South Main St
Lone Pine, California
93545 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun, Mon, Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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