Thursday, March 18, 2010

CinemaWHAT Takes Theater-goers to the Movies

Here’s a photo of the Julie Harris Stage building, this winter, in snow. We went to the theater yesterday evening, but not to see a play. Jeff Zinn looked out at the audience and cracked a joke. It went something like this: “We are delighted to see you all. We were expecting about five times …… fewer people.” Then he added, “Guess Wellfleet likes the movies!” Jeff went on to announce something would be happening every night at WHAT in the future, which drew enthusiastic applause from the crowd. Some future movie nights will feature The Maid, End Game, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the new Terry Gilliam film.

Sven and I had come to see The Last Station, the movie about the end of Tolstoy’s life, for which Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren were both nominated for Oscars. Being a Russophile, I can tell you the director did an excellent job of recreating the mood and life in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Check out a selection of coming attractions at WHAT here.

A reminder that on Saturday, at 1:32, Wellfleet Preservation Hall will hold a ground-breaking ceremony. A photo will be taken on the steps of the former Catholic Church, followed by a celebration at the Lighthouse. If you are in town this weekend, don’t miss this exciting event.