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Movie Night honors Pearl Harbor Dec. 7

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Nick Rogers–

Our first Classic Movie Night at the Historic USO Building, 230 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. in December 2022 will fall on December 7. This date has a hallowed place in our nation’s history — the surprise attack on our forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December 1941. So the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert plans Classic Movie to have a special showing of history that evening.

It was stated in 2004, that “The significance of Pearl Harbor was not that the American people were attacked, but that they came together and grew stronger. The significance of this event was that it made the American people into one United States. … On Dec. 7, 1941, the American people’s perception of themselves was changed forever. The average citizen suddenly became an immensely important part of a huge, intricately woven country full of a people who wanted not only to help each other but to help the world against a great evil.” 

We will show a short film entitled “Attack on Pearl Harbor”,  an episode of the esteemed documentary series, “War Stories,” and another entitled “How Pearl Harbor Changed The Course of History,’’ that is part of the series, “The Pacific War.” Although this will be special night for Classic Movie Night, it will still offer all of the “going to the movie theater in the 1950s” flavor that we always offer: hot dog plates, sodas, fresh popcorn, and candies at our thrifty Snack Bar, which will open at 6:30 pm.  The films will screen shortly after 7.