On Oct. 12, my son and I went to watch a movie in a theater in Cornelius. Thanks to the indies+docs series at the Cornelius Art Center, we didn’t have to drive to the next town for a show on the big screen.We saw the 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary feature “Searching for Sugar Man.” This is the third movie in this series and at this venue.The show was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. that Saturday, but social time started about 6:30 p.m. After my son and I checked in (we had purchased our tickets in advance), we walked into the art gallery.As we wandered, looked at the art and talked with many neighbors about the upcoming film, we were offered wine, beer, cheese and crackers. Some people brought non-alcoholic refreshments to consume during the movie. The atmosphere of the remodeled Cornelius Art Center and the anticipation of the movie made for a fun and relaxed atmosphere.The movie was shown on a high-definition cinema-size screen. Since the film was about the search for a musician and the soundtrack included his songs, we all were glad the sound was so good.When the film ended, the audience stayed to discuss what we’d seen.My son and I appreciated such an enjoyable night not that far from home.The next indies+docs showing will be 7 p.m. Nov. 16. The documentary “Good Ol’ Freda” is the story of the Beatles’ personal secretary. This will be the Charlotte premiere of the movie.Tickets sell out fast, so if you’re interested, go to www.indiesplusdocs.com to reserve and pay for seats.The website also lists films to be shown for the rest of 2013. South of Catawba tourAt 5 p.m. Oct. 27, the Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a guided one- to two-hour walking tour, starting at Town Hall. On the 11/4-mile tour, you’ll learn about the incorporation of the town and view local historic landmarks and other interesting sites.Details: Becky Partin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-896-2461.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
indieS+docs series offers big-screen cinema experience
Lisa Daidone is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Lisa? Email her at email@example.com.
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