Northfield Drive In – Help Us Survive Digital Conversion!

It is predicted that within the next year we will be forced to make the conversion to digital projection equipment here at the Northfield Drive-In Theatre. The digital conversion is the most significant advancement of technology in the movie industry since the introduction of audio soundtracks in the late 1920s. Just as the introduction of “talkies” led to the end of the “silent” movie era, digital projection technology will mean the end of 35mm film. This will be an enormous expense for us, especially given the fact that we are only a seasonal business.


Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library

Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library
Monday August 12 at 1 pm

Bring a lunch and join us at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room for a free feature length movie. 

All movies are rated G or PG and run approximately an hour and a half. 

Call 254-5290 ext 110 for movie title, or download schedule at brookslibraryvt.org, click on “Kids and Parents”


Weekend Concert Series- Green Day, Chicago, 1994

Filmed at the Aragon Ballroom in November and shown on MTV on December 21, 1994, this concert was Green Day in its first wave of mainstream commercial success. Their album “Dookie” had made a huge splash that year, selling millions, and making Green Day a big name act.

The band was started in 1987 by childhood pals Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt with the name Sweet Children. Their first gig was at Billie Joe’s mother’s workplace that year. They were 15 years old. They gained a small record company contract in 1989 and changed their name to Green Day in honor of their love of marijuana. Tre Cool joined as their regular drummer in 1990 and Green Day’s primary line up has stayed the same since.


Weekend Concert Series- Mumford and Sons, Netherlands, 2012

If you haven’t seen and heard the English Band Mumford and Sons perform you’re in for a treat. If you have, this is among their best performances. Mumford and Sons came into my life with their first Top 40 single, “Little Lion Man” from their debut album, “Sigh No More”. The album became a hot seller on the success of that first single and the band was launched worldwide. They went on to win Grammy nominations, and both the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artists and  the Brit Award for Best British Album, 2011. An auspicious beginning.


Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library

Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library
Monday July 29 at 1 pm

Bring a lunch and join us at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room for a free feature length movie. All movies are rated G or PG and run approximately an hour and a half.

Save the date for the next Monday Movie Matinee on August 5 and August 12.

Call 254-5290 ext 110 for movie title, or download schedule at brookslibraryvt.org, click on “Kids and Parents”


Weekend Concert Series- Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Montreal, 1977

This concert is from the tour that nearly bankrupted the band and all but ended ELP.

In 1975, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer were starting to get itchy. Their 4 previous albums had made the musical statements they’d wanted to make and each member wanted to do something new. They each had also been working on their own music apart from the band. Eventually, rather than make solo albums, they made the “Works” albums. In Volume I each member took one side of the 2- record album and they all collaborated on the 4th side. “Works Volume I” wasn’t received well by the fan base from its release date of St. Patrick’s Day,1977. Unlike anything they’d done before, it was the beginning of the end. I like to think it was just the band growing up, as they were all about 30 years old at this point. But my love of the album wasn’t the opinion of the majority of fans.


The Apron Theater Company and Next Stage Arts Project present The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Apron Theater Company and Next Stage Arts present The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Karla Baldwin. The play opens Thursday, August 8th at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney and will run through Sunday, August 11th, and Thursday, August 15th through Saturday, August 17th. Evening performances are at 8 pm. The Sunday, August 11th performance is a 2 PM matinee. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased online at: www.nextstagearts.org. For reservations call: 802-387-0071.


Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library

Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library
Monday July 22 at 1 pm

Bring a lunch and join us at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room for a free feature length movie. All movies are rated G or PG and run approximately an hour and a half. 

Save the date for the next Monday Movie Matinee on July 29, August 5 and August 12.


Weekend Concert Series – Steve Winwood, Chicago, 2003

As I said once before, Steve Winwood’s music and voice is the sound of Summer to me. With this heat wave we need some cool vibes.

This concert is from the Soundstage series jointly produced by the PBS station in Chicago, WTTW, and HD Ready. Original broadcast date: Sept. 2004.

Steve Winwood was precocious and is often called a prodigy. Born in Birmingham, England to a working class family with musical talents, he learned drums, guitar and piano from toddler age and began performing publicly with his father and older brother Muff at age 8. In the following six years, he backed B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters on their U.K. tours, and often did session work.


Weekend Concert Series- Yes; The “Yessongs” Concert Film, 1975

In 1975 Yes had already been together for 7 years. They didn’t make the “big time” until 1971’s “Fragile” album which was to establish them as first-class Progrockers. Their “Close to the Edge” in 1972 was a hit and their worldwide tour established them as arena-fillers.Though rarely on the top ten hits list, and with several different line-ups, they’ve been around now for 45 years and are currently touring the US in another incarnation.

This film is from the “Close to the Edge” tour in December1972, with songs from the album of the same name. The performances are at London’s Rainbow Theatre. The line-up is:

Jon Anderson- lead vocals

Chris Squire- bass, backup vocals


The Latchis Theatre Heats Up for the Windham County Heat Fund – Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot to show July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Play it cool now to shed some warmth this winter

For Immediate Release – On July 25 at 7:00 p.m., Latchis Arts offers Some Like It Hot, another in their series of Movies-By-Donation, following Singin’ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby.

Some Like It Hot is a Marilyn Monroe classic with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. When musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon witness a mob hit, they hop a train disguised as women in an all-female band. Hottest real woman? Marilyn Monroe! This classic of comedy and romance has been a hit since 1959.


4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room

Tonight is movie night at the Library!
4 Movies – 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room
Bring a Comfy Camp Chair    

Get to the Library for free movies this summer, brought to you by the newly formed Teen Advisory Board.
Tonight! Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.

Save the dates for the next movies!

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 PM, A two-bit boxer gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. Starring Sylvester Stallone in this Academy Award winning film.


Weekend Concert – Aerosmith

This week’s concert is Aerosmith live in Houston on June 24, 1977, a few years prior to their need to “come back” with Run DMC in the 1980’s.

Are they New England’s best rock band? Are they America’s best rock band? 


Brattleboro VFW

The Brattleboro VFW is not just for veterans! Did you know you can have your wedding, birthday party, employee appreciation luncheon and other function there? Large or small, the VFW can work with you to make your day special. Email Lisa for more details. Your Brattleboro VFW is located at 40 Black Mountain Road, and is also open Mon-Friday for lunch. Lunch specials are less than $6 and are open to the public! Email Lisa at slofting@hotmail.com.


White Wolf Von Atzingen on WVEW, July 2nd

Join DJ Pockets for another “buttahmilk” experience for this one…July 2nd,Tuesday 6-8pm..on 107.7fm or www.wvew.org

White Wolf Von Atzingen is the founder of the Ways Of The Wild Institute and is the Alpha Guide for all wilderness courses and workshops. White Wolf has extensive experience in the ways of the wild. He trained in the wild during his youth under an old Native Metinuwak (“medicine man”) and warrior. His native guide and Teacher taught him the old ways of living with the earth. White Wolf became a 10th degree black belt and Grandmaster in Small Circles of 5 Animals Jujitsu. In school he wrestled for 5 years. He also holds the rank of first degree black belt in Shao-lin kung fu, 18 hand lohan kung fu and Muai Thai.


Weekend Concert Series – Beastie Boys

This week we have an important addition to the history of concert films. Beastie Boys “Awesome I F*ckin’ Shot That” is a concert film that was filmed by members of the audience. Cameras were given out before the show to people in all parts of the room, from the good seats back to the nosebleed rows.

The instructions were simple – just keep filming. It was up to those with the cameras to decide where to point them.

The show you see here is the edited-together results from the October 9, 2004 show at Madison Square Garden in NYC.


4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room

Bring a Comfy Camp Chair

Get to the Library for free movies this summer, brought to you by the newly formed Teen Advisory Board.

Hold the dates and times below in your calendar:

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.