Silent Film Night to Help Paramount Ranch’s Rebuilding

The historic Western Town was lost to the Woolsey Fire in 2018, but there is a come-together way to help its future.

Paramount Ranch

What to Know

  • Paramount Ranch
  • Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m.
  • $10 requested donation

It seemed, at first glance, to be a horrific scene from a movie: Fire tearing through an Old West-style town, the sort of quaint village that sports a saloon, a stable, and the throwback sights of a dusty but charming 1800s-era village.

Unfortunately, the dramatic moment wasn't created by computer technology in some Hollywood editing room. Paramount Ranch, the historic Western Town movie set based in Agoura Hills, really did encounter real-life flames when the Woolsey Fire swept through the area in early November 2018.

Local historians, concerned neighbors, movie fans, and lovers of old California destinations soon took action, and a promise to rebuild the Western Town was made.

To help that vow, there have been and will be fundraisers to aid the rebirth of Paramount Ranch. And one's just ahead, on Sunday, July 21.

No surprise that a silent film, a work hailing from the time when Paramount Pictures first began filming at the rustic ranch back in the late '20s, will be the feature of the night.

It's "The Kid Brother" starring Harold Lloyd, and all the money raised will be donated to helping the rebuild.

Entry to the Heal the Ranch Benefit? The suggested donation is $10, and children under the age of 12 may enter for free. 

Showing with a flashlight is a must, and picnicking ahead of time is an option.

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