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|Screening: Steamboat Bill Jr plus William Burg from Sacramento Historical Society|
|Date||Sunday February 27|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild. 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817|
|Organizer/Author||Movies on a Big Screen|
|screenings [at] moviesonabigscreen.com|
Sunday, February 27 2011
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
On February 27, 1850, Sacramento officially incorporated as a city. On the 161st anniversary of this event, we'll be showing the Buster Keaton classic which was filmed here!
William Burg from the Sacramento County Historical Society will be dropping by to speak following the film.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. cost approximately $400,000, much of which was spent in Sacramento. The film employed over 1000 locals as extras (the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce provided the staff for the hiring of these extras), and the town featured in the film was built along the Sacramento River, employing local workers. All materials for the construction were also purchased locally. Keaton's production filled hotels (including the Senator) and restaurants, and all food service was also hired locally.