Information about the museum, Essanay films and movie schedule.
Events. The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum hosts regular film screenings, bringing classic silent films back to life on the big screen. The museum's theater, the Edison Theater, provides an authentic cinematic experience with its vintage ambiance and traditional projection equipment.
The Niles Essanay museum is one of the world’s leading curators and preservers of silent film history, memorabilia, and the films themselves.
San Jose, CA. 671. 1049. 14136. 6/28/2022. 30 photos. What a great museum and theater set in a beautiful quaint town. We visited the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum this past Sunday as part of Charlie Chaplin Days, an annual event they hold at the venue, though this was the first time in person since the pandemic.
If you are in the East Bay area and looking for something to do, take a short drive towards Fremont to visit Niles and its silent movie museum. The museum is on the site of the old Essanay film studio; the movie home of the first cowboy film star, Bronco Billy Anderson, and Charlie Chaplin.
Niles Film Museum, Fremont, California. 4,363 likes · 291 talking about this · 1,496 were here. Check out info on the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and Edison Theater www.nilesfilmmuseum.org
The museum houses a large collection of Motion Picture equipment and related artifacts, as well as about 10,000 Silent Films in their archive. The museum has become a focal point for film scholars and researchers interested in silent film history.
The museum is housed in the Edison Theater, a century-old Nickelodeon movie theater, just half a block from the former site of the Niles Essanay Studios where Broncho Billy and Charlie Chaplin made films in the 1910s. It is dedicated to preserving and showing silent films and their history.
Located close to Fremont, in the southeastern San Francisco Bay Area, in the vintage town of Niles, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum adds even more to the character of a town that also has a railway museum, antique stores, an English Tea Room and other restored vintage venues.
Fun Niles Film Museum, Fremont, CA. Nov 2019. We visited the Niles Film Museum. They are open on Saturday and Sunday to see the many different historic items. On Saturday nights they also have silent film showings at 7;30 p.m. The staff is nice. The museum is in the Niles Canyon area.