June 11, 1976, originally located in Hanna Hall …

Dedicated at BGSU on June 11, 1976, The Gish Film Theater and Gallery was originally located in Hanna Hall, and was named to commemorate the achievements of Ohio natives Dorothy and Lillian Gish in the history of American film.  Lillian’s acting debut was in the opera house at Risingsun, Ohio, a Wood County community approximately 20 miles from Bowling Green.

The BGSU academic departments of Theatre and Film, English, Popular Culture, Ethnic Studies, History, Romance Languages, and German, Russian and East Asian Languages were all frequent users of the theater. The theater was also used for various film programs sponsored by the University Activities Organization.

The Gish Film Theater – Hanna Hall

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