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National Parks Movie Night: Water Everywhere
March 6 @ 4:00 pm
One event on March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Coming soon to a Visitor Center near you… Following January’s very superlative filled first night, and February’s focus on Presidential and African American history, Salem Maritime National Historic Site is proud to present their third month of National Park Service Visitor Center orientation films. This ongoing Free First Friday Film Fest is next scheduled for Friday, March 6th. Salem Maritime National Historic Site, partnered with Essex National Heritage Area, hosts a film series celebrating some of the 419 National Park Service sites in the United States. “For March, recognizing the ridiculous amount of rain we have gotten this winter, we want to focus on four parks that are significant and thrive based very differently around water,” says Chief of Resources Gavin Gardner, “deep lakes, desert rivers, glaciers, water takes many amazing forms in the National Parks.” Films will be shown in the Salem Armory Visitor Center’s theater (2 New Liberty Street), with a matinee at 4:00 PM followed by an evening showing at 7:00 PM.
The orientation film is an icon of the National Park Service. It is often the starting point for an exciting visit to our country’s National Parks, Monuments, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas. “These films offer an introduction to the National Parks with an overview of the nature and history of the park and are usually only show at the sites” says Gardner. “We thought it would be great not only to offer a fun event in the quiet Salem winter months, but also give people a chance to discover other parks they may want to visit someday.”
Each month the park will offer a curated series of films on the first Friday of the month. The film series will continue the first Friday of the month through June. Gavin Gardner adds, “This free roughly two hour program will introduce you to some not so far away wonders and hopefully inspire you to get out there and #FindYourPark!”