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Placer County Museums to Screen Classic Silent Film, Gold Rush

May 07, 2010


Charlie Chaplin as the Little Tramp in
the 1925 film classic, The Gold Rush.

In 1925, Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in the landmark silent film: Gold Rush. The film focuses on his comedic character, “Little Tramp”, during Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush of 1896. Part of the film was shot near present day Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Placer County. This classic piece of cinema will be shown in the Placer County Museum on Friday, May 14th at 6:30 pm. The film has a running time of about 90 minutes. Admission to this Placer County Museums Community Education Program is FREE!

Gold Rush is one of four films featured in the Placer County Museum exhibit, History on the Go, The Silver Screen Edition. Because seating is limited, reservations are required.

To reserve your seat, or for more information, please call 530-889-6500.