We're not running a movie New Year's Eve weekend, but we're gearing up for our New Year's Eve party on December 31. We'll start at 6:30 pm with a special showing of the 1973 Academy Award-winning hit, "The Sting." Afterward we'll enjoy a menu of Chicago-style food (setting for the movie) and everyone will receive a flute of champagne for ringing in the new year in sync with New York's ball drop, welcoming 2019. All of this is included in the $20 ticket, although folks interested only in the movie can pay regular admission prices ($9 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+) to see the film. This is an adult event, and you can purchase tickets on the Special Events page, or call the office at 382-1380 for help.
I'll be in a pin-stripe suit, a-la the prohibition 1930's, thanks to our illustrious house costumer, Mary Luce. It's nice to work at a job where half your wardrobe is downstairs. A lot of those clothes have my name on them because I've spent so much time here over the years. Little did I know I was racking up an extra closet.
Anyone else showing up in a suit or "flapper" dress will get a free small popcorn. I love the idea of making events out of movies and just generally having a good time with it. I think the community deserves these kinds of opportunities to let the creative spirits run free. I hope to create more of these opportunities in 2019. A few folks have already asked about the revival of Classic Movie Nights, one version of this kind of thing. Check off your preferences in the survey below.
We'll start films back up on January 4 with the much-anticipated "Bohemian Rhapsody." Even those who've already seen it are lining up to see it again. It's an impressive biographical drama as well as a music experience. Well, it would be; it's Queen, for heaven's sake. I've been joining in the virtual harmonic chorus on "Rhapsody" since I was in junior high school. For heaven's sake.
In other news, we're gearing up to change ticket vendors for the new year. I've been less than satisfied with some aspects of our arrangement with Tix.com, the company that handles ticket sales for us. We are creating a new interface with Arts People, based in Portland. When you click to purchase tickets for the "Show Stoppers!" variety show (March 29-31), you'll see a new integrated ticket purchase page. I believe it will be handier for us here, and more customer-friendly for you. Be on the lookout.
May 2019 be prosperous and peaceful for all of us!