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Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536, USA


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About Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

A beautiful film museum housed in the Edison Theater, a century-old Nickelodeon movie theater, just half a block from the former site of the Niles Essanay Studios where Broncho Billy and Charlie Chaplin made films in the 1910s. It is dedicated to preserving and showing silent films and their history.The museum houses a large collection of Motion Picture equipment and related artifacts, as well as about 10,000 Silent Films in their archive.

Attractions Near Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Niles Canyon
Niles Canyon1.37km from Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Niles Canyon is a canyon in the San Francisco Bay Area formed by Alameda Creek, known for its heritage railroad and silent movie history. The Niles Canyon Trail Project proposes to install a six-mile long pathway that is 10 feet wide and is intended to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians.

Alameda Creek Regional Trail
Alameda Creek Regional Trail1.83km from Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

The Alameda Creek Regional Trail runs from the mouth of Niles Canyon in Fremont to the San Francisco Bay, allowing recreational access to the levees on both sides of Alameda Creek and its flood control channel. The trail on each side of the creek is roughly 12 miles long. The trail on the south bank provides access to Coyote Hills Regional Park. An additional 3.5-mile-loop trail off the Alameda Creek Trail, into and out of Coyote Hills, and back onto the Alameda Creek Trail.

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area2.41km from Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

A beautiful regional park located in Fremont, California that is part of the East Bay Regional Parks system. The park is a beautiful water-oriented recreation area, which offers more intensive recreation such as picnicking, boating, swimming and fishing, but also has room for hiking and wildlife viewing.

Lake Elizabeth
Lake Elizabeth3.47km from Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Lake Elizabeth was created by excavation of part of Stivers Lagoon Marsh in 1968. It has a 2 mile walkway around the lake. The park is home to a large number of birds. Many people come to bicycle or jog around the lake's perimeter, and many families come for the two playgrounds in the park and the other three that it connects to by walkway.

Central Park
Central Park3.51km from Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Alameda Central is a beautiful location where people can relax and enjoy the city's energy without being overwhelmed by it. This is a green garden with paved paths and decorative fountains and statues, and is frequently the center of civic events.

Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Vargas Plateau Regional Park4.23km from Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Vargas Plateau Regional Park sits on a plateau in the Fremont Hills of Alameda County, California that overlooks the San Francisco Bay. This 1,249-acre regional park provides tremendous views from its setting in the Fremont Hills. The park contains an array of habitats, such as grassland, seasonal wetlands, stock ponds, perennial and ephemeral drainages and so more. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are the most popular activities. Observation of birds and other wildlife can also be enjoyed.

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