Aug 17, 2013 9:50 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

SLO on the Silver Screen kicks off

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, organizers are starting a new event called "SLO County on the Silver Screen." Through February, they're showing films that were made on the Central Coast. It kicked off Saturday with a showing of "The Ten Commandments." The movie was filmed in the Guadalupe Dunes back in 1923. Now, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center has an exhibit featuring set pieces and props from the movie. "After the movie was completed, the set was buried in the dunes, but periodically people would go out there and photograph themselves and their family with the sphinxes that are laying around," said Doug Jenzen, the Dunes Center Director. "The movie set was originally 720 feet wide and 120 tall because at the time, due to the lack of special effects, if you wanted something life sized, you had to build it life sized," Jenzen said. For the full list of future screenings, click here.



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