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April 10, 2018
Show & Tell: Phantom Thread

Show and Tell Phantom Thread
Despite a yard featuring a heavy crop of crocuses, a fine stand of snowdrops and the emerging green tops of every variety of spring flower, New Hampshire’s unusually stubborn winter continues to hold his chilly sway. But it can’t last. At least I think it can’t. Jeez, it’s never a good idea to insult winter in New Hampshire, where it has snowed in every month of the year except August. (Yes, that’s because of Mt. Washington, but it still counts.)

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March 5, 2018
Creating a Healthy Community

The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Historic Theater for two nights this month on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15. A unique, exhilarating, and provocative exploration of the mountain world, the films take you to some of the world’s most captivating and breathtaking mountain environments. This popular festival has called our theater home for the last two decades and has served as a fundraiser for one of our longest community partners, Goodwin Community Health.

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February 12, 2018
See award-nominated films at The Music Hall!

While most people start talking about the Academy Awards in January, here at The Music Hall, we start in September during the Telluride by the Sea Film Festival. Over three days we get a sneak peek at the movies that often turn out to be award show front-runners, including this season’s award show darling, The Shape of Water. After the jam-packed weekend, curator Bill Pence and I keep an eye out for the other movies that will end up on the “Best Of” lists. Over the last couple of months, we’ve been riveted by Dunkirk, charmed by Lady Bird, and captivated by Loving Vincent, to name a few.

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January 18, 2018
See the most buzzed about movies at The Music Hall

Award winning movies

I have vivid memories of when I was a little girl dressing up in my fanciest dresses and sitting in front of my TV to watch the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. I was obsessed with the fashion of the night and as I got older I started to pay attention to the movies that were taking home those fabulous statues and the movies they were celebrating. I remember trying to see the movies, begging my parents to drive a hour to see it.

Today, I one of my favorite things is that I can now see most, if not all, of the award season darlings right here at my favorite theater. Our January and February film lineup is packed full of the movies everyone is talking about.

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November 9, 2017
Where there’s food, there’s waste.


A very unfiltered Anthony Bourdain, the producer of “Wasted,” is passionate about this subject.  The film also features world-renown chef Mario Batali, a world renowned chef, who regaled us at the Music Hall last year. Mario is devoted to reducing food waste.

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September 13, 2017
Telluride Tips and Tricks


Can you believe that we are just days away from this year’s Telluride by the Sea Film Festival? I, for one, can’t. As I get myself ready for nine fabulous films over three days, I thought I’d share some helpful tips and tricks for navigating the festival, as I know there are some of you who are joining us for the first time and other have upgraded their passes.

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