Destination Salem Blog
CinemaSalem released a new film, called "The Spirit of Salem," this week and it is a great companion to "The True 1692," an original Salem film they released last year.
The 35-minute film, shown in both 3-D and 2-D formats, is a great introduction to the incredibly rich and interesting history of Salem. Beginning with the arrival of Europeans in the 17th century, the film presents Salem's history as something that has affected us all, influenced us all, and created the Salem we live in, work in, and visit today. Of course it includes the people affected by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, but it also talks about the sea captains, privateers, diarists, entrepreneurs, slaves, abolitionists, teachers, ministers, game-makers, architects, and others who created and influenced Salem.
There's even an elephant.
The cinematography is beautiful, often using sweeping aerial shots to ground Salem's history in our modern day surroundings. Characters fade in and out of historic neighborhoods, connecting today to the past. From Forest River to Winter Island, the McIntire district to Salem Village (now Danvers), the Spirit of Salem conveys the special nature and unique history of our unique city... right up to Haunted Happenings.
"The Spirit of Salem" is shown daily at 7:15 PM in the cozy screening room of CinemaSalem in Museum Place Mall. Please check CinemaSalem.com to confirm times and ticket prices.