Lone Pine Film History Museums, Lone Pine

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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  • Super cool place. We watched the film and then took the tour. How they can fit so much stuff into one little museum is amazing. Great layout, great info and just a fun way to spend an hour or two. Sup...  more »
  • My wife and me visited this wonderful museum whilst on our honeymoon and it was a real treat! The displays are great, I particularly enjoyed the mini-cinema and the wonderful film posters. Staff very ...  more »
  • I have driven by this museum many times on my way to Mammoth Mountain from L.A. My brother and I were on our way back from Mono Lake and stopped at this small Film Museum. It was a great stop on our r...  more »
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  • Don't just drive by this fantastic museum. Stop, meet the wonderful staff and prepare to be surprised at the plethora of films created in the Sierra's backyard. Excellent place to stretch your legs and learn something new!
  • If you miss this place you're crazy. It is extraordinary in so many ways. Do not miss this museum .
  • Would have given this place 10 stars if possible. It is a MUST SEE if you are interested in any of our Western Cowboy and Indian Movie History. Literary hundreds of movies were made in this immediate area and all are documented in full or part at this great museum. Be sure to watch the movie and do not fear asking questions as the people there are informative and helpful. Be prepared to spend at a minimum an hour or more. Entry fee is low and most can easily afford it. But, be ready to take dozens of photos as there are just tons of things to see and read.
  • Movie Museum from yesteryear ..lots of cool stuff ..old time cameras ..movie car etc .. ..kind of a 'hall of fame' for the old time westerns ..must see if traveling up the 395 route!
  • If you're an old western film fan, this is a must. Great memorabilia, good exhibits. Very informative short film about the areas history with the filn industry and early Hollywood, a very worthwhile stop on 395, and at a $5 donation, very cheap fun.

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