Monday Morning Movie

Brattleboro Senior Center   April Showings

Movies starring:
April 2nd – Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers –10 am
April 9th – Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck – 9:30 am
April 16th – Fred Astaire, Judy Garland – 10 am
April 23rd – Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson – 10 am
April 30th – Judy Garland, Margret O’Brien – 9:30 am

All shows are free and please stay after the show stay for lunch with Brattleboro Senior Meals all are welcome
All shows start at 10 am unless otherwise listed.
For Information contact Jessy at 802- 257-7570

Comments | 4

  • For Springtime do we only have light musicals?

    What are the titles of these movies? They all sound like pop fluff from the 1930’s-1950’s. If we are only to have “Springtime” musicals, how about Zero Mostell in “The Producers” (with that great hit, “Springtime for Hitler”!) Better yet, have some darker “Springtime” movies, like “Umberto D.”

  • Hollywood Musicals

    Since last Fall, we’ve been watching a lot of old Hollywood musicals at my house. A friend of ours turned us on to old Busby Berkeley dance movies, and pretty soon we were enjoying Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and of course all the greats from the Busby Berkeley movies such as Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell and Dick Powell. In fact, 1930s movies in general have been highly entertaining, not to mention educational.

    Not sure the older folks watching their Monday Morning Movie would be up for The Producers, but I think the men might enjoy something a bit racier like Gold Diggers of 1933 or even The Great Ziegfeld….

  • Seniors are... young?

    I think we might need to update our idea of “seniors” to include the young ones! Someone just retiring at age 65 turned 20 in about 1973. I’d assume The Producers would be a good fit.

    Put another way, I hope “senior services” are updated within the decade so that when I reach retirement they don’t assume I just want black and white musicals. I do want them in the mix because I do like them, but I’d hope in 2018 we’re considering showing old folks like me movies from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and maybe even beyond. And I’d like difficult movies, please. My Dinner with Andre, Brazil, and those sorts.

    But anyway, I’m glad the senior center has movies. When I was a young kid in Florida, our senior center also showed old films on a rather large screen. They were scheduled for the same time my mom was rehearsing with the community orchestra, so I’d go into the theater to watch. My first thought was “yuck, old boring moves” but whomever was picking them knew their stuff.

    Those tricky seniors got me (at age 17 or so) to have a crush on Audrey Hepburn and to think Humphrey Bogart was cool. Curse them! : )

    • Senior generation gap

      It occurs to me that you’re right — some younger seniors weren’t born in the 1930s. A 65 year old today was born in the 1950s. How to program for the seniors?

      That said, I was born 20 years after the 1930s and I really like old black and white movies, and old technicolor movies too. They’re all fun. Emphasis on fun. A lot of the cool movies of our years were kind of serious (Brazil?) but then there are all the John Hughes, Back to the Future, Raiders of Lost Arks, and Star Wars so I guess when we’re old they’ll show us those kinds of things, with a little Hair Spray for spice….

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