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Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Schoharie Free Movies

 
 
Schoharie Free Movies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2013
1. Schoharie Free Movies Marker
Inscription.
Site of
First Known Free Open-Air
Motion Picture Presentations
Thursday, June 7, 1917 To Sept.
And Each Summer Until Sept. 1930
(See Reverse Side)
Sponsored By The Schoharie Board Of Trade
Reverse Side:
Site Of
First Ever Free Open-Air Talking
Motion Picture Presentations
Thur., June 11, 1931 and Continued
Each Summer until Sept. 1942
(See Reverse Side)
Sponsored By The Schoharie Board Of Trade

 
Erected by The Schoharie Board Of Trade.
 
Location. 42° 39.835′ N, 74° 18.711′ W. Marker is in Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 30), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 Main Street, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Throop Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swarts Tavern
Free Open Air Motion Pictures image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2013
2. Free Open Air Motion Pictures
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Stone Fort Museum (approx. one mile away); War in Schoharie County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. 1.1 miles away); David Williams Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Schoharie Free Street Movies 1917-1942. (Submitted on March 13, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. A Century Under the Stars. (Submitted on March 13, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
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Free Open-Air <i>Talking</i> Motion Pictures image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2013
3. Free Open-Air Talking Motion Pictures
Schoharie Free Movies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2013
4. Schoharie Free Movies Marker
Schoharie Free Movies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2013
5. Schoharie Free Movies Marker
Schoharie Free Movies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2013
6. Schoharie Free Movies Marker
A Century Under the Stars image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 8, 2017
7. A Century Under the Stars
On Thursday, June 8th, 2017 Schoharie held a centennial celebration, "A Century Under the Stars", in honor of the Free Street Movies held there from 1917 to 1942. The lawn of the 1870 Schoharie County Courthouse was the center of the program with a screen erected in front of the court house. Main Street was closed down for the benefit of the celebration. The antique autos were pulled up onto the street for the movie presentation.
A Century Under the Stars, June 8, 2017 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 8, 2017
8. A Century Under the Stars, June 8, 2017
The "A Century Under the Stars" celebration was presented by the Schoharie County Historical Society and the Greenville Drive-In. There was a great turnout for the evening, and a debt of gratitude is due the fine folks who organized this event and made it happen, especially Dwight Grimm and Carle Kopecky. The historic marker can be seen, left of center, in the midst of the gathered audience.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 157 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 13, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7, 8. submitted on June 9, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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