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Town film unveiled

By Staff | Sep 18, 2009

Shepherdstown Opera House Movie Theater 131 W. German St.

A new 30-minute, high definition production of the History of Shepherdstown was shown in a pre-public showing to town leaders Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Opera House Movie Theater, courtesy of theater owners Rusty and Pam Berry.

The production was funded by the Berrys, Jay Hurley, and John Allen; producer is Jim Surkamp.

Wayne Bronson of Oak Tree Productions in Kearneysville directed and post-produced the presentation, which will be shown on Virginia and West Virginia Public television in the near future.

DVDs of the production – which is a part of a series by Mr. Bronson that has included about 15 towns in the region – will be sold in coming months through town business organizations, with a percentage of each sale going to the Shepherdstown Day Care Center.

Wednesday’s was the first showing of the production, which includes interviews with numerous area and town residents on the town’s past and present. Those who created and made the production possible also were present.

Subsequent public showings will are planned for 2 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall on North King Street