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A Celebration of Film in the Heart of Adirondacks: The Placid Bay Hotel & The Town House Lodge Proudly Support the Lake Placid Film Festival

The allure of Lake Placid is undeniable, from its tranquil landscapes to its rich history, it has always been a beacon of inspiration and creativity. But did you know that Lake Placid also plays host to a celebrated film event? Tracing back to a snowy night in 1997 when over 300 cinema enthusiasts braved a blizzard for a film screening, the Lake Placid Film Festival has become a testament to the indomitable spirit of movie lovers and the local community.

At The Placid Bay Hotel and The Town House Lodge, we are more than just hotels; we’re a part of the Lake Placid legacy. This is why we are incredibly proud to be lodging partners for this prestigious film festival. As the event draws near, we invite attendees, filmmakers, and film aficionados from around the world to experience the warmth and hospitality that our establishments have to offer.

A Brief Dive into the Festival’s Origins

The story goes that after a screening of Atom Egoyan’s “The Sweet Hereafter” at the Palace Theatre, a novel by local author Russell Banks, the idea of holding a film festival in Lake Placid was conceived. Fast forward to today, and the festival has transformed from a modest gathering to an influential platform for independent films. Over the years, it has hosted luminaries like Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, and Kyra Sedgwick, to name a few.

Beyond screenings, the festival offers a plethora of experiences: talks, roundtable discussions, masterclasses, and an open atmosphere where attendees can interact with filmmakers. It’s not just a festival; it’s a forum. And as Filmmaker Norman Jewison once said about the Lake Placid Film Forum, it’s “…just a little bit more intelligent.”

Stay with Us and Be Part of the Legacy

For attendees of the Lake Placid Film Festival, your cinematic journey needn’t end at the theater doors. At The Placid Bay Hotel and The Town House Lodge, we offer not just rooms but experiences. Relax in comfortable settings, enjoy scenic views.

To ensure you’re right at the heart of all the action, make sure you book your stay with us early. Here are the direct links for a seamless booking experience:

Join Us in Celebrating Film

Lake Placid’s allure is multifaceted – from natural beauty to its commitment to the arts, particularly film. As proud supporters and lodging partners of the Lake Placid Film Festival, we at The Placid Bay Hotel and The Town House Lodge are eager to welcome film enthusiasts from around the world. Come, celebrate the magic of cinema with us and be a part of this enduring legacy.

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