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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in September. Full details here.  The Foundation also produces RearView Doc Fest on a weekend in April.  More here.

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Marie Dressler House

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The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Marie Dressler Museum.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

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Because of the Covid-19 virus crisis, as a precaution the Museum will be closed until furthe rnotice. Future hours in 2020 and later will be indicated here.

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News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation


Proclaimed as "Marie Dressler 150 Celebration Day" by Town Council

November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm in front of Victoria Hall, Cobourg

This will be a public celebration with speeches by local dignitaries with some give-aways for the attendees, and a special surprise.

Download the Town's proclamation here.

More details will be forthcoming in the next few months.

Free admission

Sponsors:
Town of Cobourg

 


September 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn, Cobourg

An epic celebration of Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday using her 65th birthday in Hollywood as a theme.

The evening features:

1930’s cocktails, food, and décor  (wine included with dinner)
Live 1930’s big band and jazz music by Northumberland Orchestra during dinner
Surprises during the evening
Following dinner, a showing of “Dinner At Eight” (1933) starring Marie Dressler


September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 2nd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The Board of Directors of Marie Dressler Foundation are pleased to announce a thought-provoking evening entitled “Women and Hollywood” on September 14th at the Concert Hall, Victoria Hall, Cobourg.

“Cobourg-born Academy Award winner Marie Dressler was an early celebrity champion of opportunities for women”, said Rick Miller, President & Chair, Marie Dressler Foundation. “Some ninety years later, opportunities for women is still an important issue. With this in mind, to celebrate Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday, we have arranged an interesting pair of talks”, added Miller.  


Opening on Saturday September 8, 2018 - Closes on November 10, 2018

Held at Art Gallery of Northumberland, West Wing, 3rd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The exhibition will actively demonstrate the connection, in both past and present, to Marie Dressler and the Town of Cobourg. Visitors will leave with an understanding of who Marie Dressler was, what she meant to Cobourg, and what she means today.

The exhibition will also highlight the importance of preserving heritage by addressing topics of oral histories, commemorative plaques, and ways in which the community shares in the development of storytelling and heritage preservation.


August 4, 2018 Town of Cobourg’s Movies In The Park

Movie Title:  Sherlock Gnomes

Bags of Popcorn for a Loonie, courtesy of Marie Dressler Foundation

For movie information, visit Town of Cobourg Tourism site at www.cobourgtourism.ca