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Jul
19

Discovering What is Hidden in the WCVB Collection

Submitted by karin

Outside the lupin was blooming, and inside NHF the inventory for the WCVB Collection, the subject of our new CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) grant, grew to more than 4,700 items, up from early estimations of about 2,400 when the grant was written.
During the inventory each item of this new acquisition was visually inspected and initial notes were made, after reading the can notes or box labels, about the content of each program, and fragility of the program’s tape or film.

Here is what we found among the reels and boxes.

Jun
29

The Alamo is Opening Friday, July 2, 2021

Submitted by David

The Alamo Theatre is Re-Opening on Friday, July 2, 2021. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Maine CDC and the Governor. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, we suggest you wear a face covering and will provide one if you don’t have one. (Being aware that you are vulnerable if you are eating.) We will be limiting the number of seats we are selling but not entire rows; just enough so you’re not packed in. It is up to you to spread out. The supplementary seats will be out to add more options for distancing.

Jun
29

The Alamo is Opening Friday, July 2, 2021

Submitted by David

The Alamo Theatre is Re-Opening on Friday, July 2, 2021. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Maine CDC and the Governor. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, we suggest you wear a face covering and will provide one if you don’t have one. (Being aware that you are vulnerable if you are eating.) We will be limiting the number of seats we are selling but not entire rows; just enough so you’re not packed in. It is up to you to spread out. The supplementary seats will be out to add more options for distancing.

Jul
24

The Business is Open but the Building is Closed

Submitted by David

In an attempt to keep the public and our staff as safe as possible; the Alamo Theatre has closed until further notice and the Summer Symposium for 2020 has been cancelled. The archive is up and operating, although our hours are somewhat variable, so if you are picking up or dropping off it is best to call ahead.

Mar
15

COVID-19

Submitted by Jane

In an attempt to keep the public and our staff as safe as possible; the Alamo Theatre has closed until further notice. The archives will remain up and operating for now as our staff is small and social distancing is fairly easy and diligent hygiene practices have been put in place for shared spaces. We will not allow visitors or customers into the archives beyond the glass entry hall and you must have an appointment or be a courier to enter. We have an area set up for picking up and dropping off film and video.

Jan
24

2019: The Year in Review

Submitted by David

Here is a quick look at events which took place last year. To review earlier years click About Us, then History.

May
20

Yeah! What She said.

Submitted by Jane

“I know that I am only one of many who care about and support the Alamo Theatre. We are so fortunate to have a movie theater that not only shows the top commercial films, but also art films that you usually need to go to NYC to view.

Cases in point, "Bathtubs over Broadway" and "The Public" were two of the best movies I have seen this year. It saddened me that so few people saw these gems.

Hopefully, there will be more of these and please trust that you will be in for a surprise treat.”
- Joan Duplessis

May
8

NHF awards 2019 O'Farrell Fellowship to Tara Merenda Nelson

Submitted by David

Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce that Tara Merenda Nelson, Curator of Moving Image Collections at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, has been awarded the 2019 annual research fellowship.  The William O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded each year to an individual to conduct research at NHF toward a publication, production or presentation based on moving image history and culture.  The O'Farrell Fellowship is sponsored by Jim Lindner, a friend of Bill O’Farrell as well as a long-time mentor, and supporter of the archives. 

Apr
12

2018: The Year in Review

Submitted by David

Here is a quick look at events that took place last year. To see earlier years, click History.  

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