On Saturday, December 8th at 1 PM in the theater at the Earl W. Brydges Library, Main Street, Niagara Falls, Niagara Rises, Inc. will show the new feature “Festival of Lights – A Walk Down Memory Lane” as part of the library’s Holiday Wonderfest.
The movie, which was culled from footage shot by Jim Brunn in 1990, is the only known video of the famous festival that ran in Niagara Falls from 1980-1994. At it’s apex, the Festival of Lights was named one of the Top 100 bus tour attractions in America and drew over 100,000 visitors annually.
The movie has been edited down to a 45 minute running time and a holiday soundtrack has been added. The Festivals most-beloved attractions are all shown, including: The “Flashcube” light and music show, the animatronic displays from the old Convention Center, the laser show on the NYS Observation Tower, The Gingerbread House, The “!2 Days of Christmas” Town displays and more.
“People loved this festival like no other and the screening audiences have ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ their way through it as the memories come flooding back,” said event organizer and Niagara Rises, Inc. President Frank Thomas Croisdale.
The cost to see the movie is just $3 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Teen center for Technology at the library.
“Niagara Rises, Inc. has been a wonderful sponsor for the teen center and we expect this event to be a real kick-start to the holiday season for all of our patrons,” said Library Director Michelle Petrazzoulo.
In addition, each child at the showing will meet Santa and receive a gift after the movie.