By Vanessa Nesvig
Coordinator of Special Projects
Well, the long anticipated opening night of the Movies at the Museum happened last Friday night. A sold out performance of A Hard Day’s Night kicked off the season with 186 people waiting in a line that at one point snaked around the Café and was up the stairs! Steve and Judy Halpert (former owners of The Movies on Exchange Street) were fantastic hosts, introducing the new venture at the Museum and welcoming old friends.
The Museum’s slide booth has been transformed as we moved the Halpert’s equipment up from Exchange Street. Dedicated helpers like Dennis Levasseur and Eddy Bolz set up the 35mm film projector and a giant set of platters to build and break down the film projector. Though the equipment is large and impressive looking, it seems right at home in our now multi-media booth!
This weekend should prove another rockin’ line-up with three Academy Award nomination/winners; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Rachel Getting Married, and Frozen River. Tickets are sold at the admissions desk on the day of the show. See you there!