Cinema at the Biltmore Estate

Postcard FrontPSABC hosts a “movie talk” for its upcoming education program.  The subject is filming at the Biltmore Estate and other locations around town where preservation creates atmosphere.  Guest speakers are Patricia Phillips, Entertainment and Event Coordinator at the Biltmore Company,  Robert Griffin, local preservation architect for many award-winning projects, including The Manor, an apartment residence and sometimes movie set, and John Toms , local historian, researcher and past PSABC Board member.

Asheville and the surrounding area have appeared in many movies from the 1940s to today.  And when period architecture is called for, preservation has a leading role in what moviegoers see and applaud.  Last of the Mohicans, Being There, The Swan, Hannibal … Daniel Day-Lewis, Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Anthony Hopkins … are some of the names on the upcoming program.  And Biltmore Estate and The Manor are just two of the preservation stars.  Those attending the show will also learn how the National Trust impacts filming at historic locations.

“What ends up on the screen and on the cutting room floor is a story in itself,” says Kieta Osteen-Cochrane, Education Committee Chair.  “There are unusual modifications and set designs required to protect historic structures.  Here’s a chance to peek “behind the scenes.”

The program date is Thursday, January 28th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  The location is the Executive Office Building of Habitat for Humanity, 33 Meadow Road in Asheville (MAP).  Attendance is open to all.  Generous sponsors include Terry and Ted Van Duyn, Clark Communications, Biltmore Estate and Habitat for Humanity.

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