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"The City" Screening & Sites Tour

Old Greenbelt Theatre

Sunday, Aug. 5, 1:00pm

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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.

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