Historic NC theater exhibits at Wilmington’s Cape Fear Museum and online

posted by CSWalczak on December 22, 2009 at 7:44 am

WILMINGTON, NC — The Cape Fear Museum is currently featuring a special exhibition entitled “Going to the Movies” through November 7, 2010. On display are photographs, a map of he theaters of Wilmington, movie handbills, and other artifacts. More information in the Star News.

Complementing the museum’s show, the library at the University of North Carolina has created an online presentation called “Going to the Show” which looks at movie-going through the years in North Carolina, including an interactive map showing theater locations, and a wealth of additional material. Clicking on locations marked by theater ticket stubs will bring up information about the theaters. The online exhibit can be seen here.

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raysson on December 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm

This will make an interesting sight for some of the Wilmington’s movie houses,not to mention some of the area drive-in’s that operated within Wilmington and greater New Hanover County.

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