(AP) The Lansing Film Festival will celebrate its 16th year this weekend, with two-hour screenings, performances and a movie festival on Saturday and Sunday.
The film festival, a joint effort between the Lansing Film Museum and the Michigan Historical Society, is a unique way to celebrate the legacy of movie theaters across the state.
It has been around since 1985 and boasts a full line-up of movies and a large film collection.
Lakeside Film Museum director Lisa Sosnick says the film festival is meant to honor movie theater history.
It is important to preserve and appreciate the films and the films are there for people to enjoy, she said.
It’s really about celebrating and making a difference.
Lansing’s city government created the festival in 1987 to help preserve the film and television industry and encourage the creation of new film and TV shows.
The Michigan Historical Association is also partnering with Lansing Film to provide free screening times and the opportunity to meet film makers and learn about film.
Tickets for the Lansing film festival are $30 and are available online atlansingfilmfestival.com.
For more information, visit lansingsfilmfiesta.com