Wednesday, December 14

5:30-7:30 PM

Official Commemoration and Screening Begins at 6PM

100th Anniversary of Sound Film Commemoration

The “Roaring 20s” found their roar in Auburn, NY. In 1922, scientists in a private laboratory in an Auburn backyard, The Case Research Laboratory, ushered in a technology revolution. The goal: bringing sound to the film industry to create “Talkies.”

This December, enjoy a once-in-a-generation opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a technology that changed the world forever! In the Carriage House Theater, where some of the earliest sound films ever made were produced, come join us for a special birthday party for sound film. We will have live jazz music, take-home science projects for the family, commemorative merchandise, a screening of rarely seen early sound film footage, accounts from some very special guests, and of course a birthday cake! Come celebrate 100 Years of Sound Film on the actual day its first component was conceived.

Free Admission!

While this event is free to attend, if you’d like to go ahead and let us know you’re coming, click the link below to fill out a brief Google form.

Many thanks to the sponsors and supporters who have made this 100th Anniversary celebration possible, including our 100th Anniversary of Sound Film Title Sponsor, Tompkins Community Bank!