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Lone Pine Film History Museum

701 S Main St


The Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film History Museum’s, located at 701 South Main Street in Lone Pine, California, celebrates and preserves the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra. 

The private institution has over 10,000 square feet of exhibits, an eighty-five seat movie theater and gift shop that focuses on keeping alive the cultural heritage of America’s cinematic history through film programs, artifacts preservation and exhibits and events including two film festivals.

The Lone Pine Film Festival has for twenty-two years celebrated this film history every Columbus Day weekend with celebrity panels, tours to movie locations, and continual screenings of films in the area. A new competitive festival, the Lone Pine Short Film Festival is scheduled for May 2 - May 2013. Films of 30 minutes or less will be screened in competition in three categories: narrative, documentary and student.

Exhibits at the museum reflect the museum’s extensive collections and include: early silent films, post war films, “eastern,” science fiction such as Tremors and Iron Man and the many cowboy heroes who worked locally including John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

All of this was made possible by a generous gift from Beverly and Jim Rogers of Intermountain West Communications Company. Many items from Mr. Rogers’s personal collection are on display in the museum including the cars from Trail to San Antone and High Sierra. Other film treasures on exhibit include hats and guns of many western stars, costumes from The Shootist, and Errol Flynn’s coat from Kim. Also on exhibit are several silver saddles from Mr. Rogers, including Bolin and Jeff Flowers. The Museum is always looking for gifts of western movies artifacts and posters as well as items available for purchase. Contact the Museum at 760-876-9909 or Chris Langley, Executive Director at 760-937-1189 for more information.


Steve Tjiang

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Spending some time here is a great way to relax after a good hike or several days backpacking in the mountains. Some of the exhibits are pretty cheesy but fun. Don't miss the film on the history of movies shot in the Lone Pine and Alabama Hills area. After that you will start recognizing the Alabama Hills scenery in many of the film's you have seen and also will see in future film's.

Joshua Courter

Monday, May 21, 2018
If you are a fan of old Western movies from the early 20th century, then you will really enjoy this place. It is very well kept and lots of memorabilia. They have a small section of some modern movies too that were filmed in the area like Star Wars, Tremors, Iron Man to make a few. $5 per adult.

L Rodman

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Worth stopping in. Excellent context for the surrounding area. And well done. Be sure to check out the exterior mural.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
I really enjoyed seeing this place. I have been twice. It is a great history of cowboy film. It's best to take in the whole experience of Lone Pine, from their charming little shopping district, a lunch at a cafe, a hike in the Alabama Hills, bouldering, mountain climbing, hiking the Haystack, or going to Death Valley.

Nora Allstedt

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Enjoyed visiting the Lone Pine Film History Museum recently. Very cool look back at the history of Western Movies. While the museum is mainly about the Westerns filmed in the area there is also a nice section on SciFi films that were shot in this area.

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