About Us


The Essanay Film Studios complex is owned by St. Augustine College, an independent, bilingual institution of higher education.  The College enthusiastically embraces the history of the property and supports a rebirth of the Essanay Film Studios as the Essanay Centers for Early Film and Cultural Performance as an enhancement to the College and within the Uptown community.

The Essanay Centers will benefit St. Augustine College students, and to continue to celebrate the historic importance locally and internationally of Essanay Studios.

Learn about our internship opportunities here, and our partner organizations here.

You can also learn more about the Essanay Centers project here, or learn more about the restoration project here.

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