West Shore Community College Film Series

50 Years of Excellence outlines

News Release

3000 North Stiles Road Scottville, MI 49454

Contact: Thomas A. Hawley, Executive Director

Communications & Community Engagement

Phone: 231/843-5803

E-mail: tahawley@westshore.edu Web Site: www.westshore.edu

Date: August 29, 2016

Re: College and Vogue Theater to Show Classic Films

SCOTTVILLE – As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, West Shore Community College is sponsoring a classic film series in collaboration with Manistee’s Vogue Theater.

Two films from each decade of the college’s existence (1967 – 2017) will be screened over the next 10 months and the college is seeking input from community members to select the films to be shown.

President Kenneth Urban said, “The West Shore Community College district is fortunate to have a theater like The Vogue in its district, so the idea for a film series made perfect sense. The films on the voting list are some of the best of the past 50 years.”

The films will be shown on Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, April 18, May 16, and June 13, at 7:30 p.m. Moviegoers will be charged the average ticket price for the decade in which the films were released.

Before some of the films, college faculty or film experts will provide a contextual history or the political or social significance the film may have had with the world at that time.

“It will only take a few minutes to complete the survey and it is an opportunity to select classic films you want to see again,” Urban added.

The survey is available on the college’s web site, www.westshore.edu and will be posted until Sept. 9. Survey results will be tallied and the entire series will announced the week of Sept. 12.