The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Movie Screening
Saturday, November 4th
7:00pm Dinner followed by Movie
No Host Bar
In 1923, Guadalupe became the home to the biggest set ever built for the most expensive movie ever made. Cecil B. DeMille brought ancient Egypt to the west coast when he constructed the set for his silent epic, The Ten Commandments. When filming concluded, our local ever-changing dunes covered DeMille’s set.
After learning about the “Lost City”, film buff Peter Brosnan was determined to find and unearth DeMille’s massive set and document the process.
On Saturday November 4th the Dunes Center is hosting a special screening of Brosnan’s new documentary The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille at the Far Western Tavern in Orcutt. Tickets to this memorable celebration benefit the Dunes Center and include a buffet-dinner by the Far Western as well as an opportunity to meet Peter Brosnan himself and gain a unique look at his decades-long quest to unearth a unique piece of history.
“… THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE is an irresistible detective story, told with a sense of wonder, a sense of humor, and a mild exasperation over the ‘permit people’ as Brosnan wryly calls them” – Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter.