Vintage Film Festival

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Marie Dressler House

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The Marie Dressler House no longer operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office but still  houses the Interactive Marie Dressler Museum.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


Hours

Summer 2018 

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00
June 25 to August 28


Fall - Winter 2018

TBD

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News

News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation

On July 7, 2018, bursaries of $1500 each were presented to the four winning students. The photo below is of the four students and the video shows the presentation by Rick Miller (chair of the Foundation) and other board members.  The first winner in the video is Graham Beer – many will note that he is generally on the other side of the camera.  Witnessing the event were Foundation board members, parents of recipients, the media and a couple of guests visiting from Victoria.  Originally residents of Cobourg, Pam Jackson and Pat Archer helped in the original collection of artifacts for the Museum.

The Marie Dressler Foundation Board believes that it’s fitting that Cobourg celebrates its heritage and in particular the Cobourg born star Marie Dressler, by awarding these bursaries.

Bursary Winners

Graham Beer - Cobourg Collegiate Institute - Presenter: Scott Fraser
Kieva Earle - St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School - Presenter: Cathie Houston
Ben Hughes - East Northumberland Secondary School - Presenter: Terry Foord
Sydney Stewart - Cobourg Collegiate Institute - Presenter: Rick Miller

Note that the awards for the first three are based on merit and the fact that they are planning tertiary studies in the performing arts but Sydney’s award was also for exceptional community devotion.  That award is called the Bill Patchett Devotion to Community Award to honour the community service by Bill Patchett.

 

Date Name of Event
August 4 Movies In Victoria Park, Cobourg
September 8 until November 10 “Cobourg’s Sweetheart:
Celebrating Marie Dressler”
September 14 “Women and Hollywood”
September 29 “Dinner At Eight”
November 9 Marie Dressler 150 Celebration Day

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Proclaimed as "Marie Dressler 150 Celebration Day" by Town Council

November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm in front of Victoria Hall, Cobourg

This will be a public celebration with speeches by local dignitaries with some give-aways for the attendees, and a special surprise.

Download the Town's proclamation here.

More details will be forthcoming in the next few months.

Free admission

Sponsors:
Town of Cobourg

 


September 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn, Cobourg

An epic celebration of Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday using her 65th birthday in Hollywood as a theme.

The evening features:

1930’s cocktails, food, and décor  (wine included with dinner)
Live 1930’s big band and jazz music by Northumberland Orchestra during dinner
Surprises during the evening
Following dinner, a showing of “Dinner At Eight” (1933) starring Marie Dressler


September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 2nd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The Board of Directors of Marie Dressler Foundation are pleased to announce a thought-provoking evening entitled “Women and Hollywood” on September 14th at the Concert Hall, Victoria Hall, Cobourg.

“Cobourg-born Academy Award winner Marie Dressler was an early celebrity champion of opportunities for women”, said Rick Miller, President & Chair, Marie Dressler Foundation. “Some ninety years later, opportunities for women is still an important issue. With this in mind, to celebrate Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday, we have arranged an interesting pair of talks”, added Miller.  


Opening on September 9, 2018 - Closes on November 10, 2018

Held at Art Gallery of Northumberland, West Wing, 3rd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The exhibition will actively demonstrate the connection, in both past and present, to Marie Dressler and the Town of Cobourg. Visitors will leave with an understanding of who Marie Dressler was, what she meant to Cobourg, and what she means today.

The exhibition will also highlight the importance of preserving heritage by addressing topics of oral histories, commemorative plaques, and ways in which the community shares in the development of storytelling and heritage preservation.


August 4, 2018 Town of Cobourg’s Movies In The Park

Movie Title:  Sherlock Gnomes

Bags of Popcorn for a Loonie, courtesy of Marie Dressler Foundation

For movie information, visit Town of Cobourg Tourism site at www.cobourgtourism.ca