Kicking off its 25th anniversary celebration, the Venice Historical Society has scheduled a classic slide show and lecture on movies filmed in Venice, given by well-known author and historian Marc Wanamaker.

Wanamaker, who owns Bison Archives, is an expert and consultant in film history who has worked in many facets of film production, exhibition, and research for over 35 years.

He will be talking about movies shot at various Venice locations on the canals, the lagoon, the pier and the beaches. In addition, he will be showing rare photographs from Mack Sennett comedies, Touch of Evil, “Our Gang” movies and many more classic films.

The lecture and slide show is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 and will be held at the Social Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. Admission is free for Venice Historical Society members, or $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.

Free parking is available just east of the building or on the street.

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