The Museum Center At 5ive Points To Screen Linotype: The Movie

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A linotype machine that is currently on display in the museum's "Cleveland Works" exhibit.
A linotype machine that is currently on display in the museum's "Cleveland Works" exhibit.

As part of its Cleveland Works exhibit on 19th and early 20th century industrialization, the Museum Center at 5ive Points will be screening Linotype: The Movie on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. The exhibit and film screening are sponsored by Bank of Cleveland. Admission is free for members, and regular for non-members.  

A feature-length documentary, Linotype focuses on the linotype type casting machine, which was used by local industries to create advertising posters for reaching larger audiences more quickly. Dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, the linotype revolutionized printing—and society—in the late-1800s through mid-1900s. The movie tells the personal stories of linotype operators, and discusses the current relevance of linotypes in a new age of instant communication. 

“At the turn of the last century, linotypes were as revolutionary to advertising and communication as the Internet has been for our generation,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar. “This film tells the fascinating story of the linotype’s impact on industry and culture.”  

“Before viewing the film, visitors are invited to see an actual linotype on display in the Cleveland Works exhibit,” said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “This artifact was used by Cleveland’s White Wing Publishing. Visitors may be surprised by just how large and heavy the machine is.”  

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through exhibitions and educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.  

For further information call 339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.


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