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 . . .

(Pictured above is the cast of the FOLA Follies of 2014 in the opening number.)

Missed seeing the FOLA Follies of 2014?  You can still see the show - just

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Checkout FOLA's Summary of Activities and Accomplishments by clicking HERE.



Coming Movies:

April 4, 2015

at 7 PM


"Captain Phillips"


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February 27, 2015

Date of last web site update

Rutland Curbstone Chorus Returns

to Ludlow for Concert, March 14

On March 14 at 7 pm, the Rutland Curbstone Chorus (pictured above) will perform at Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The Curbstone Chorus is a barber shop oriented group that has been featured in the region for the past decade. The group sings ' a capella' and features songs by the entire group as well as melodies by smaller groups.

Established in 2005, the Curbstone Chorus is made up of men from the Rutland, VT area and it can provide performance solutions for almost any event. The Chorus' repertoire spans several genres and can deliver performance groups from quartets and small ensembles to the full chorus. The performances can be featured events or simply background entertainment.

As a performance group, the Curbstone Chorus has performed at the Paramount Theater in Rutland, at summer outdoor town concerts, at Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies and holiday festivals, at group homes, at hospitals, at local parades, in variety shows, on the radio, at sporting events, at fundraisers and other types of shows, celebrations and events.

This will be the second performance of the chorus in Ludlow. The event will have a suggested donation of $8.

FOLA also set October 10 at 7 pm as the date for the annual Black River Folk and Blues Fest. The Fest will feature folk and blues musicians from the New england area, usually groups that have not performed in the Ludlow area before. Bruce Farr, FOLA's Program director, is already investigating groups that will be appropriate for this year's Fest. This will be the third occurrence of this annual and very popular event.

For additional information on these programs, check the FOLA website,, or call 802-228-7239.

FOLA Names Great Movie Series for the 2015 Season

FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) announced its movie schedule for the 2015 movie season.  The movies are scheduled for Saturday evenings, starting at 7 PM, in the Auditorium of the Ludlow Town Hall.

The movies are free and open to the public; donations are appreciated to underwrite the costs of the films.  Popcorn is provided by Berkshire Bank.

The schedule for this season is:

  • January 10       Blue Jasmine

  • February 7     The Lego Movie

  • March 7          Inside Llewyn Davis

  • April 4             Captain Phillips

  • May 2             The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • June 6            Nebraska

  • July 11            Philomena

  • August 1         Laura

  • August 15       Silent Movie Festival

  • September 5   All is Lost

  • October 3       Touch of Evil

  • November 7   12 Years a Slave

  • December 5   The Judge

The August 15 Silent Movie Festival will feature “The General”, the crowning comedy achievement of Buster Keaton's comedic movie career (pictured above).

For information call 802-228-78239.


"Inside Llewyn Davis", a comedy-drama, next FOLA Movie, March 7

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FOLA will feature the award-winning comedy-drama, "Inside Llewyn Davis", at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, March 7, at 7 PM.

Inside Llewyn Davis is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written, directed and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan and Joel Coen. Set in 1961, the film stars Oscar Isaac in the title role as a New York City folk singer, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, and Justin Timberlake. The film follows one week in the life of Llewyn Davis, a folk singer struggling to achieve musical success while keeping his life in order.

Although Davis is a fictional character, the story was partly inspired by the autobiography of folk singer Dave Van Ronk. Most of the folk songs performed in the film are sung in full and recorded live. T Bone Burnett was the executive music producer.

The film won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it screened on May 19, 2013. It received a limited release in the United States on December 6, 2013, and was given a wide release on January 10, 2014. It received critical acclaim and was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing, and for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Isaac, and Best Original Song.

Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a struggling folk singer in New York City's Greenwich Village. His musical partner, Mike Timlin, has committed suicide; his recent solo album Inside Llewyn Davis is not selling; he has no money and is sleeping on the couches of friends and acquaintances.

Llewyn wakes up in the apartment of two of his older friends, the Gorfeins. When he leaves, the Gorfeins' cat escapes. Llewyn takes the cat to the apartment of Jim (Justin Timberlake) and Jean (Carey Mulligan) Berkey.

The movie then proceeds to tell the story of Llewyn's efforts to find employment as he travels around New York city and the country.

As with all FOLA movies, the event is open to everyone and is free; donations to underwrite the cost of the film are appreciated. The free popcorn is supplied courtesy of Berkshire Bank; FOLA supplies free bottled water. For information, call 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 in 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 in this effort is imperative.



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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149