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Marine Museum, Beacon Hotel Show Classic Titanic Movie, ‘A Night To Remember’

OSWEGO, NY – Community members and lovers of all things Titanic are invited to view the 1958 classic movie “A Night To Remember” on October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beacon Hotel, 75 W. Bridge St., Oswego.

The film, based on Walter Lord’s book of the same title, was directed by Roy Ward Baker and stars Kenneth More. It recounts the final night of Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage.

Museum volunteer Diane Bush prepares homemade popcorn for a movie night, hosted by the H. Lee White Marine Museum at the Beacon Hotel in Oswego. Free tickets may be obtained at the museum or the river's end bookstore.
Museum volunteer Diane Bush prepares homemade popcorn for a movie night, hosted by the H. Lee White Marine Museum at the Beacon Hotel in Oswego. Free tickets may be obtained at the museum or the river’s end bookstore.

The production team used blueprints of the ship to create the sets accurately, while Titanic fourth officer Joseph Boxhall and ex-Cunard Commodore Harry Grattidge both worked as technical advisors on the film.

Among the many films about Titanic, A Night to Remember has long been regarded as a high point by Titanic historians for its accuracy.

Admission to the showing is free; however, tickets are required due to limited space.

Advanced tickets can be picked up at the river’s end bookstore on West Bridge Street or the H. Lee White Marine Museum on West First Street Pier from 1-5 p.m. daily.

Popcorn and soda will be served.

“The Titanic Event Committee is grateful that the Beacon Hotel has agreed to host this community movie event,” said Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum. “They have done a marvelous job restoring and renovating this early 1900s historic structure. I hope folks will take a moment to appreciate their efforts and consider mentioning the hotel to out-of-town visitors.”

George DeMass, a chaplain to the Titanic Historical Society, will introduce the movie prior to the start of the film.

DeMass will also be speaking at the museum,  November 4 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.. A small admission will be charged.

This film screening is part of a year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.

To find out more about this event and other related programs, contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at (315) 342.0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com and www.facebook.com/HLWMM.