Movie Site Tours

FRONTIER DAYS - Bill Cody in Lone Pine
SCREENING - HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM - SATURDAY 7:30 AM
PLEASE NOTE: This is only screening . Those on Monday tour should consider attending.

The Saturday Tour is  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  SoldOut 50 x
Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM

Easily two-fisted Bill Cody's finest effort -- he plays "The Pinto Kid" -- even the toughest-to-please of all trade papers, VARIETY loved it. An incredible achievement. FRONTIER DAYS was produced in 1934 as a humble raw-west programmer on Hollywood's rock-bottom Poverty Row. But some of us believe this fast-paced little thrill-fest made for "no money" to be the single definitive Lone Pine film of them all, for the simple reason it makes expert and full use of so much of what Lone Pine has to offer -- among other things, the rugged boulder terrain all across the Alabama Hills; the "Hoppy Cabin" (before any Hopalong Cassidy films had ever been made); and only because the unsung Bob Hill directed it (see the 2009 edition of LONE PINE IN THE MOVIES available at the Museum), scenes were shot in town! It is modest but obscure and wonderful time travel discoveries like FRONTIER DAYS that justify our festival and our museum, and make new converts for the B-Western film genre. See for yourself. 

The tour is a Car Caravan and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. CAR CARAVAN TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.Tour Times:

Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM

Monday  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM
SCREENING - HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM - SATURDAY 7:30
AM
PLEASE NOTE: Those on this tour should consider attending the Saturday screening.

About Your Tour Guide:

Don Kelsen, has been attending and learning about the Alabama Hills, film locations since the first festival in 1990. Inspiration for pin pointing filming locales comes from Don’s association with Festival co-founder Dave Holland and their work together on Dave’s first video: “On Location in Lone Pine.”