Friday, August 05, 2005

Wilton Town Hall Theater

The Wilton Town Hall Theater is a Southern New Hampshire treasure. It is a very small movie theater with two screens. Most of the year they show foreign and independent films. During the summer they usually show at least one blockbuster to help pay for the rest of the year.

Yes, the theater really is in the town hall. The box office entrance is right next door to the town offices. Ticket prices are $5 and $3. As you walk to your seats in the main theater, the wooden floor boards creak. It feels like you are stepping back in time. When the vintage "Previews of Coming Attractions" reel plays, the effect is complete. You have traveled back to 1965.

I haven't been able to find the details on the web, but in addition to running current films, the Wilton Town Hall Theater also offers free Saturday matinees of film classics. This Saturday, the free feature is This Gun for Hire, a 1942 film noir starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

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