Friends of Ludlow Auditorium

1 Whispering Pines • Ludlow, VT  05149

Tel (802) 228-7239 • email:

[a 50l (c)(3) organization]

"Our purpose is to promote the use of the Ludlow Auditorium

for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow,

the surrounding Black River area, and its visitors"







FOLA Notes . . .

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October 4, 2014

at 7 PM


"Silver Linings Playbook"


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Date of last web site update

Annual Silent Movie Festival Returns to Ludlow Auditorium on Aug. 16 Featuring Two Great Comedies

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FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) annual Silent Movie Festival will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 7 PM at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The festival will feature the classic work of Charlie Chaplin in "City Lights" with an introductory short by comedian Buster Keaton.

Glenn Brown will be featured at the auditorium's piano for the Buster Keaton short to open the silent movie festival.

City Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).

City Lights was immediately successful upon release on January 30, 1931, with positive reviews and box office receipts of $5 million. Today, critics consider it not only one of the highest accomplishments of Chaplin's career, but one of the greatest films ever made. In 1992, the Library of Congress selected City Lights for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2007, the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies ranked City Lights as the 11th greatest American film of all time. In 1949, the critic James Agee referred to the final scene in the film as the "greatest single piece of acting ever committed to celluloid".

Although sound films were on the rise when Chaplin started developing the script in 1928, he decided to continue working with silent productions. Filming started in December 1928, and ended in September 1930. City Lights marked the first time Chaplin composed the film score to one of his productions and it was written in six weeks with Arthur Johnston. The main theme used as a leitmotif for the blind flower girl is the song "La Violetera" ("Who’ll Buy my Violets") from Spanish composer José Padilla.

The movie is open to the public and is free; donations to underwrite the cost of the movie are appreciated. Berkshire Bank will provide popcorn and FOLA will provide water. For information, call 802-228-7239 or


"Trouble With the Curve" Comes to Ludlow Auditorium September 6

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FOLA's September movie will be Clint Eastwoods baseball movie, "Trouble with the Curve", at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, September 6 at 7 pm.


Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves around an aging baseball scout whose daughter joins him on a scouting trip. The movie was released on September 21, 2012.

This was Eastwood's first acting project since 2008's Gran Torino and his first acting role in a film he did not direct since his cameo in 1995's Casper.

An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout, Gus Lobel (Eastwood), is given one last assignment to prove his value to the organization, who views him as unable to adapt to changes within the game. His boss and friend Pete (Goodman) does not want to see him let go, but is fighting off the advances of an ambitious younger protégé, Philip (Lillard), who is gunning to get Gus fired and take Pete's job.

Pete suspects Gus is hiding problems with his health, so against Gus's wishes, Pete contacts Gus's estranged daughter Mickey (Adams), a workaholic lawyer pursuing a partnership at her firm, to join her father on a scouting trip to North Carolina. Gus is to review a top prospect named Bo Gentry, a brash amateur whose statistics make him a likely top draft pick.

The movie is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be provided courtesy of Berkshire Bank and water courtesy of FOLA. For more information, and 802-228-7239.



Thanks for Helping FOLA Raise Funds to "Re-Seat" the Auditorium!

FOLA's has succeeded in its "reseating" project, thanks to your help!


Now people can enjoy the comfort of new, wider, more comfortable chairs in the auditorium.


Your help was essential to making this happen.


Now FOLA needs to concentrate on improved audio equipment to make your experience in viewing the many functions that take place in the auditorium more pleasant and rewarding to you.


Your continued help is imperative to this end.


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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149