The Texas Film Round-Up Comes to Beaumont!



The Texas Archive of the Moving Image will partner with Lamar University to bring the Texas Film Round-Up to Beaumont  October 21-23 at the Mary and John Gray Library on the Lamar University campus. TAMI staff will be on-site to collect films and videotapes from the public for FREE digitization, and an exhibition on film history and preservation will be on display for public viewing as well as a reel of Beaumont area footage.

TAMI encourages citizens of Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, and all of the cities in between to bring their family collections to the library on Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. There will be free parking in any lot on campus!

TAMI will also host a free public screening on Saturday, October 22 at 4:00 in the library’s Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement on the 6th floor. Come see historic footage of the Golden Triangle and Mid County, including parades, industry, campaign ads, and 1920s home movies that are believed to be the oldest existing footage of Beaumont!  Author Greg Riley will also speak at the event. Mr. Riley discovered the 1920s Yount-Manion Films while researching his 2005 book, Black Gold to Bluegrass: From the Oil Fields of Texas to Spindletop Farm of Kentucky.

Get more program details, including a list of accepted film and video formats, on the Round-Up page!
We hope to see all of you from the Golden Traingle and Mid County at the Round-Up!