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The Ten Commandments: Wednesday at 5:30

If you enjoy great films, and we mean film, not video, on the big screen, and if you’ve been looking for an epic film, and we mean four hours of real Hollywood big budget, big story, and big stars, then Wednesday is your day to be at the library.

The Harold B. Lee Library is home to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections which include the BYU Motion Picture Film Archive. In the archive are the papers of Cecil B. DeMille. When Paramount was preparing to release the Blu-ray edition of The Ten Commandments they came to BYU to research the bonus material. In celebration of the new release the library will show the full-length version of The Ten Commandments this Wednesday in the auditorium on level 1. The doors open at 5:30 pm but you may want to get in line a little early as there will be only one showing. As usual for library events, admission is free.

As an added bonus on Tuesday (29th) the library will show the documentary The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles. This film looks at the making of The Ten Commandments. It will start at 7:00 pm Tuesday. Doors will open at 6:30.

The BYU Motion Picture Film Archive is heavily used by researchers and scholars. The collection includes not only films but production materials, music scores and promotional items such as the stone tablets curator James D’Arc is holding in this image from the Salt Lake Tribune.

You can read more in the Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/51483039-81/demille-commandments-ten-movie.html.csp

No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium. Children over 8 years of age are welcome.