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Wednesday June 12th 2024

Cinema in the Cemetery

Returns with Buster Keaton”'s, “The Navigator”, Memorial Day Weekend to Benefit the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Fence Restoration Project
Film score to be played live by local music group Dreamland Faces

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WHAT: On Saturday, May 23, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Friends of the Cemetery in partnership with The Trylon Microcinema will show a special screening of Buster Keaton”'s film “The Navigator” accompanied with a live score by local music group Dreamland Faces at Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery located at 2925 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. The proceeds from the Memorial Day weekend event will help support the Friends of the Cemetery”'s efforts to restore the limestone pier fence that serves as the border of the cemetery along Lake Street and Cedar Avenue.

Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. on May 23; moviegoers arriving early will have the opportunity to experience the historic cemetery and participate in a smart phone history hunt. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Taco Taxi will be there with their wonderful food available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets ( or at the gate the evening of the event (cash only). Tickets purchased on or before May 15 are $5. Tickets purchased after May 15 are $10; kids under 12 are free.

WHEN: Saturday, May 23, gates open at 7:00 p.m.; the film will begin approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30 has been set as an alternative date for inclement weather

WHERE: Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
2925 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis

On-street parking is available; no parking allowed in the cemetery. Using public transportation or biking to get to the event is encouraged as the Lake Street light rail stop is a short walk from the cemetery and it is also easily accessible from multiple bike routes.

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One Response to “Cinema in the Cemetery”

  1. […] historic gravestones. They had come to Minnneapolis’ oldest cemetery’s open lawn space for a screening of Buster Keaton’s classic silent film The Navigator. The film had been originally shot on 35mm […]

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