Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. 
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Marie Dressler House

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The Marie Dressler House no longer operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office but still  houses the Interactive Marie Dressler Museum.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


Hours

Summer 2018 

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00
June 25 to August 28


Fall - Winter 2018

TBD

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News

News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation


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

 

Isabelle GobeilIsabelle Gobeil, Animatrice / Reporter, Radio-Canada, Toronto visited Marie Dressler Museum a couple of weeks ago and reported on Radio as well as on the Radio-Canada.ca web site. Click here to go to the web page which includes photos, text and the audio. Il est entièrement en français.

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The Hon. Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport came to Cobourg on February 5th and visited the Marie Dressler Museum.  The occasion was the announcement of a program of events in 2018 celebrating Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday. Daiene was suitably impressed with the Museum and with the efforts made by Cobourg to preserve our Heritage and provide things for tourists and residents to do.  Also at the event were MPP Lou Rinaldi, Town of Cobourg Director Dean Hustwick and the County’s Tourism manager Eileen Lum. Marie Dressler Foundation Chair, Rick Miller, showed the Minister the features of the Museum and finished with a video about how it came to be plus an announcement of upcoming events. Daiene remarked that we need to make our treasures work and Lou commented that it’s good to preserve our history.