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Old 12-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default The Movies are Coming to Wolfeboro!!!

Exciting news for Wolfeboro!!

The Village Players Theatre will be showing monthly movies with their new state-of-the-art projection and sound system. HUGE screen. Booming sound.

Tickets will be $5.
Popcorn, water and other concessions available
Here is the schedule. (I will also post on the calendar)

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday January 18th 8 pm
Sunday January 19th 2 pm

Casablanca
Saturday February 15th 8 pm
Sunday February 16th 2 pm

North By Northwest
Saturday March 15th 8 pm
Sunday March 16th 2 pm

Singing in the Rain
Saturday April 19th 8 pm
Sunday April 20th 2 pm

Royal Wedding
Saturday May 17th 8 pm
Sunday May 18th 2 pm

Back to the Future
Saturday June 21st 8 pm
Sunday June 22nd 2 pm

Jaws
Saturday July 19th 8 pm
Sunday July 20th 2 pm

American Graffiti
Saturday August 16th 8 pm
Sunday August 17th 2 pm

Some Like it Hot
Saturday September 20th 8 pm
Sunday September 21st 2 pm

HorrorFest
A selection of horror classics that will make you scream
Saturday October 18th Times and titles TBD

On Golden Pond
Saturday November 29th 8 pm
Sunday November 30th 2 pm

Polar Express
Saturday December 20th 8 pm
Sunday December 21st 2 pm
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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awesome! nice selection of classics.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Default Classic and Indie films

The Red River Theater in Concord shows classic and Indie films.
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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Default Wolfeboro movies in the 1950's

I don't know where your theater is now, but in the 1950's when I was a student at Brewster Academy, movies were shown in the auditorium on the second floor of the Wolfeboro town hall building. The weekend projectionist was George Hall, whose main occupation was as music teacher at Brewster. (after Wolfeboro built its own high school a few years later, Mr. Hall taught there.) Mr. Hall, knowing I was interested in things to do with the media and such, invited me into the projection booth, and taught me how to thread and operate the 35MM projectors, which in those days included carbon arc lamps. I hung out there when he was working for some weeks until the manager got wind of it, and said I couldn't be in the booth because of liability concerns. But I had learned enough and when I went to college, was a founding member of an organization that ran projection, lighting, and sound equipment for the college, including similar 35MM projectors in the college auditorium. Some years after graduating from college, I ended up at ABC TV where I designed audio/video systems for 36 years, including several projects involving their projection equipment. I just retired.

I also remember visiting Mr. Hall one summer in the late 1960's when we were at the lake, where he was the projectionist at a drive in theater in, I think, Sanbornville. Perhaps someone else here remembers exactly where the drive-in was.

I guess there are hardly any 35MM projectors left (well, ABC has one for recording archival news film), and certainly no arc lamps. Everything is now digital.

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Default Just a point about the seats in the old Town Hall Theatre

When the town wanted to renovate or change the auditorium over, the Masonic Lodge in Alton bought some or all of the chairs (100 plus or minus a few).

One of the Lodge members, Bob Smith, who just passed away a few years ago, re-upholstered every chair and they are now in use in our Lodge. It took Bob over a year to do all the chairs. So nice to sit in comfortable chairs in the Lodge and a splendid legacy that he has passed on.

Glad to see Wolfeboro will be getting movies back to Wolfeboro.

Village Players are great and deserve support in this endeavor.

Congrats, Cate.

Back to the proper topic.
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I would imagine that someone has already thought of this, but do the Village Players have the legal right to publicly screen and charge admission to copyrighted work?
It seems like a great idea, but could become a costly mistake if they do not have permission as each movie is the intellectual property of someone...
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I would imagine that someone has already thought of this, but do the Village Players have the legal right to publicly screen and charge admission to copyrighted work?
It seems like a great idea, but could become a costly mistake if they do not have permission as each movie is the intellectual property of someone...
Yes. In fact we are working through Swank Motion Pictures and have received performance rights to show these movies. We have to pay a license fee and won't be making much money unless LOTS of people come to see the show.
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I don't know where your theater is now, but in the 1950's when I was a student at Brewster Academy, movies were shown in the auditorium on the second floor of the Wolfeboro town hall building. The weekend projectionist was George Hall, whose main occupation was as music teacher at Brewster. (after Wolfeboro built its own high school a few years later, Mr. Hall taught there.) Mr. Hall, knowing I was interested in things to do with the media and such, invited me into the projection booth, and taught me how to thread and operate the 35MM projectors, which in those days included carbon arc lamps. I hung out there when he was working for some weeks until the manager got wind of it, and said I couldn't be in the booth because of liability concerns. But I had learned enough and when I went to college, was a founding member of an organization that ran projection, lighting, and sound equipment for the college, including similar 35MM projectors in the college auditorium. Some years after graduating from college, I ended up at ABC TV where I designed audio/video systems for 36 years, including several projects involving their projection equipment. I just retired.

I also remember visiting Mr. Hall one summer in the late 1960's when we were at the lake, where he was the projectionist at a drive in theater in, I think, Sanbornville. Perhaps someone else here remembers exactly where the drive-in was.

I guess there are hardly any 35MM projectors left (well, ABC has one for recording archival news film), and certainly no arc lamps. Everything is now digital.

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Interesting post!! There was a drive in theatre in Ossipee on Rte 28.

Good luck to the Village Players! Hopefully it will be very successful.
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I don't know where your theater is now, but in the 1950's when I was a student at Brewster Academy, movies were shown in the auditorium on the second floor of the Wolfeboro town hall building. The weekend projectionist was George Hall, whose main occupation was as music teacher at Brewster. (after Wolfeboro built its own high school a few years later, Mr. Hall taught there.) Mr. Hall, knowing I was interested in things to do with the media and such, invited me into the projection booth, and taught me how to thread and operate the 35MM projectors, which in those days included carbon arc lamps. I hung out there when he was working for some weeks until the manager got wind of it, and said I couldn't be in the booth because of liability concerns. But I had learned enough and when I went to college, was a founding member of an organization that ran projection, lighting, and sound equipment for the college, including similar 35MM projectors in the college auditorium. Some years after graduating from college, I ended up at ABC TV where I designed audio/video systems for 36 years, including several projects involving their projection equipment. I just retired.

I also remember visiting Mr. Hall one summer in the late 1960's when we were at the lake, where he was the projectionist at a drive in theater in, I think, Sanbornville. Perhaps someone else here remembers exactly where the drive-in was.

I guess there are hardly any 35MM projectors left (well, ABC has one for recording archival news film), and certainly no arc lamps. Everything is now digital.

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panjumbie, I just noticed that you are fairly new to posting on the forum and glad you have joined us. Have fun and enjoy the Winni Forum while making many new friends.

Also thanks for the great input regarding the theater and different locations.

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Default Movies in Wolfeboro

What a novel idea... Last movie I saw in Wolfeboro was Airplane when there was a theater down by the train station. I seem to recall it was called the Hatch...

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Seems like a good idea to show the oldies and how about "On Golden Pond" to kick off the season?
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That seems like forever ago when the Hatch Theatre was there. Before that is was in the second story of the town hall.
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GTXrider, you should also remember that we saw The Love Bug in the Town Hall before the Hatch Theater was built. Seeing movies there was almost as good as at the Oak Birch.
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