Hometown memories and movie theaters



Hometown memories and movie theaters: Programs highlighting cherished memories with the family through cinema
In the 1950s (Showa 30s), the Shiogama City Community Center Motomachi Branch and auditorium were built while oil painter Jun Sugimura spent formative years as an artist in the city. At the same time, cinema had reached its golden age in Japan. Many theaters were established in Shiogama by studios such as Nikkatsu, Shochiku and Toei. Prior to the widespread use of more modern media such as television and the internet, the movie theater was a precious place to pick up cultural inspiration and to have a good time with the family.
This program “Hometown Memories and Movie Theaters” gives you an opportunity with local families and friends to gather nostalgic moments together through a unique cultural exchange in an atmosphere that takes you back to the Japanese movie theaters of the 1950s.
For this program, we focus on photographs of Shiogama’s nostalgic cityscape and movies screened in the past, which will bring back fond memories of Shiogama’s early post-war Showa era, and also invoke your own nostalgic memories to share together.

Saturday April 29th through Sunday June 25th 2017

10:00–17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays

At Sugimura Jun Museum of Art (Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai

Admission (incl. permanent collection)
• Adults: 200 yen
• High school students: 100 yen
• Junior high school students and under: Free

Groups (20 or more)
• Adults: 160 yen
• High school students: 80 yen
• Junior high school students and under: Free

Contact us: sugimurajun-museum●shiomo.jp(●=@)

Translated by JUNBI Supporter (Naoko Sakazume, SAT De Los Angeles, Roger Smith, Tobby Uchiyama)