"The City" Screening & Sites Tour
Old Greenbelt Theatre
Sunday, Aug. 5, 1:00pm
Filming of the Greenbelt segment of the landmark documentary "The City" commenced in August of 1938. The film features sunlit footage of the brand-new town and the first film score by noted American composer Aaron Copland. Produced for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the film was screened several times a day and was seen by many of the fair’s 44 million visitors.
Following the film, the Greenbelt Museum hosted a free Then-And-Now walking tour of Greenbelt sites depicted in the film. The tour commenced in Roosevelt Center, outside the movie theater, at 2:00 pm.
This event was free and open to the public.