History Center Hosts Film & TV Exhibit
(released 2/4/2010)

This Saturday, Februay 6th, the Orange County Regional History Museum will begin its 3 month long exhibition called Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television.  The Grand Opening festivities will run from 10am through 4pm outside the museum in Heritage Square.  There will be music, games, refreshments, and characters from movies.  Kitt from Knight Rider will be there and the Ghostbusters and their car Ecto-1 will arrive at Noon.

The festivities in the square are free.  To view the exhibition, you must pay regular museum admission fees.

In the museum, there will be costumes, props, and models from over 60 years of filmmaking.  Some of the movies represented will be Star Wars, Blade Runner, Terminator 2, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, The Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters II, and Batman.

From their press materials, "Out of this World examines how costume design incorporates color, style, scale, materials, historical traditions, and cultural cues to help performers and audiences engage, in new or accepted ways, with the characters being portrayed."

The exhibition lasts through May 16.  Special events include a superhero and villain fashion show, Star Wars Stormtrooper day, Lego and comic book day, Creature from the Black Lagoon themed day featuring actress Ginger Stanley Hallowell, an orchestral movie soundtrack event with the Bach Festival Society and more.

To view all of the details, go to http://www.thehistorycenter.org/exhibits/upcoming/outofthisworld.

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