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Oswego County Historical Society Proudly Presents ‘The Sound of Music’ 50th Anniversary Event

OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society proudly presents the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music.” The classic film will be featured on November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the historic landmark Oswego Theatre at 138 W. Second St.

The Oswego County Historical Society proudly presents the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" on November 5. All proceeds will support the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Richardson-Bates House Museum in Oswego. From left are: OCHS board trustees and classic movie committee members Peg McKinstry, Justin White and Lyn Patterson.
The Oswego County Historical Society proudly presents the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music” on November 5. All proceeds will support the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Richardson-Bates House Museum in Oswego. From left are: OCHS board trustees and classic movie committee members Peg McKinstry, Justin White and Lyn Patterson.

All proceeds from the event will support the Richardson-Bates House Museum in Oswego.

“This is an exciting night for the historical society to bring a classic film to Oswego,” said Justin White, president of the OCHS board of trustees. “Many interesting details have been added to make this a special event in Oswego’s historic cinema theatre. The ticket donation will help us support the ongoing maintenance and necessary preservation needs of society’s museum.”

The film premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City on March 2, 1965.

The movie tickets have been designed by Oswego Printing to emulate an original 1965 style one.

“There is nothing like seeing a timeless film on the big screen,” said White. “It is a whole different experience than seeing it on television. This will be a special opportunity to both enjoy and celebrate the anniversary.”

“The Sound of Music” is considered one of the most beloved musical movies every made in cinema history.

It won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 1965. It ranks as one of the highest grossing box office films ever made with inflation.

The movie will be shown in the main auditorium of the historic Oswego Theatre.

The theatre was designed by prolific international theatre architect John Eberson in the Art Deco design.

It opened to the public in January of 1941. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“The historic Oswego Theatre is the perfect place to feature a classic movie,'” said OCHS board trustee Lyn Patterson. “It is a unique example of Art Deco architecture and will be a special backdrop for this event.”

Tickets are a donation of $20 per person and are available at the Oswego Theatre and river’s end bookstore at 19 W. Bridge St.

Since the tickets were designed in keeping with the style from 1965 they will make a great souvenir.

The OCHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich history of the county.

The society maintains and operates the Richardson-Bates House Museum, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 – 5 p.m. and other days by appointment.

For more information  call during regular hours at 343-1342.