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The Glory of Nitrate

This evening of nitrate short films from the museum’s collection can happen in only one place: The Dryden Theatre. One of the few places in the world that can still project the volatile film stock, we celebrate this fact every spring at the Nitrate Picture Show film festival. In this program, we will highlight short films including animation, trailers, documentaries, comedies, silent films, and some of the most glorious color put to film. Expect more than just one surprise in this family-friendly program. Museum staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the theater and nitrate film.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to offer a hands-on opportunity for you to interact with an actual reel of nitrate film, and all attendees who purchase passes for the 4th Nitrate Picture Show that night will receive a discount on their pass, as well as a special gift.