: Dated November 1994, this photograph shows the downtown Akron skyline at night in Summit County, Ohio. The buildings in this photograph include the Huntington Tower, Akron City Center Hotel, now permanently closed, and the PNC Center, formerly the National City Center. The photographs in the Community Profiles Collection, images of Ohio's cities, towns, and villages, were taken by the Ohio Film Commission. The Ohio Film Commission was established in 1979 to promote Ohio to the filming industry as a diverse place to film and a home to specialists with a wide range of film-making skills, including actors and set crews. The commission worked to bring to Ohio such films as Rain Man, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Deer Hunter, among others filmed in Ohio. The commission's functions included scouting locations, arranging support services and helping in-state filmmakers to make and export their work. In 2002, the commission was eliminated as a cost-saving measure. The Division of Travel and Tourism absorbed all functions. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Akron (Ohio); Cityscapes; Skyscrapers; Downtowns Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)