Museum of Western Film History, Lone Pine

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The Lone Pine Film History Museum celebrates and preserves the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierras. The private institution has over 10,000 square feet of exhibits, an eighty-five seat movie theater and gift shop that focuses on keeping alive the cultural heritage of America’s cinematic history through film programs, artifacts preservation and exhibits and events including two film festivals.

Exhibits at the museum reflect the museum’s extensive collections and include: early silent films, post war films, “eastern,” science fiction such as Tremors and Iron Man and the many cowboy heroes who worked locally including John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

All of this was made possible by a generous gift from Beverly and Jim Rogers of Intermountain West Communications Company. Many items from Mr. Rogers’s personal collection are on display in the museum including the cars from Trail to San Antone and High Sierra. Other film treasures on exhibit include hats and guns of many western stars, costumes from The Shootist, and Errol Flynn’s coat from Kim. Also on exhibit are several silver saddles from Mr. Rogers, including Bolin and Jeff Flowers. The Museum is always looking for gifts of western movies artifacts and posters as well as items available for purchase.
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  • Given that the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine hosted the filming of more than 400 movies (mostly Westerns), it is fitting that the Museum of Western Film History is located in this small town. The museum....  more »
  • The hours of the Museum of Wester Film History are little unusual sometimes but well worth the rescheduling. The Museum is well worth visiting not that big but packed full of cowboy western and...  more »
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  • I have driven by this museum about 100 times ND always dreamed of stopping one day. Well that day happened and we were quite surprised about how fun it was inside. There is a $5 donation to see. But it is cool and the bathrooms are clean. I loved seeing all of the movie memorabilia.
  • Was so great to see all the old props from the old movies. Great museum and very friendly staff.
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