Dan MacEntee (left), representing Senator Betty Little, Strand Theatre owners Helen Zyma and Bob Card. Courtesy photo
Strand Theatre owners Helen Zyma and Bob Card were honored by the Adirondack North Country Association at the ANCA annual meeting held Friday, September 25 in Lake Placid.
ANCA Executive Director Kate Fish initiated in 2013 a campaign to save small North Country movie theaters when the film industry announced that only digital movies would be distributed instead of traditional film. Continue reading
Brian Detlefs and Emily Ide
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present a live performance of the three-time Tony award winning play, Urinetown the Musical, at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge on Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m.
Set in a world where water is scarce and corporations control the plumbing, Urinetown satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, municipal politics and corporate mismanagement.
In a Gotham-like city, a water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Continue reading
The Kiwanis Club’s Bob Thayer Memorial Free Holiday Movie for Kids is set for Saturday, December 20 at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge.
Children ages 12 and under are admitted to the movie free of charge when accompanied by an adult who will also be admitted free.
This year’s featured film will be will be Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Continue reading
Documentary filmmaker Chris Szewdo will be present at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23 for special screenings of his award-winning documentary film, Eye on the 60s: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman.
The film follows Scherman, a noted LIFE magazine photographer, as he recalls events and revisits sites that made the 1960s a remarkable era of American history. Continue reading
Last summer, a group of community singers, musicians and directors offered a summer concert to raise funds for the successful Go Digital/Go Dark campaign for the Strand Theatre.
From Left, Front: Bill O’Connell, Jim Ulrich, Ron Barker, John Nuessle. Rear: Dave Hurlbutt, MaryAnn Nelson, Terry Dowd, Stu Nelson, Bruce Thompson.
This summer, the 2014 Summer Benefit Choruses will support fund raising for an expanded sound system at Niccolls Church by performing “Singing the Whole Year Through” in concert on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Continue reading
The Strand Theatre of Old Forge will host a special viewing of the documentary film, HALF THE ROAD: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women’s Professional Cycling, on Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The film, written and directed by Old Forge seasonal resident Kathryn Bertine, explores the world of women’s professional cycling with a focus on the love of the sport and the issues of inequality that female racers face in the male-dominated sport. Continue reading
Matthew Thomas Productions presented a live multi-act musical performance at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge on Thursday, June 5th.
Cass Dillon and band
The show opened with local favorite Gwen Tracy. Next up was Cass Dillon, a rising talent from Long Island, and his band.
The Dirty Apostles, a six-piece band, also performed.
Rounding out the evening was Matthew Thomas’ own band, Rose Red, featuring bandmates Jon V., Gerald Platt, and Tony Costello.
The event was conceived by Thomas as a means of introducing a non-urban audience to the world of live stage music, and the myriad of skilled crew and equipment needed to pull it off.