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 2016 in the opening number.)

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



Coming Movies:

August 6, 2016

at 7 PM


"Ex Machina"


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Date of last web site update

Don't Forget . . . Silent Movie Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20 features 'Metropolis' plus music of Jeff Rapsis & Glenn Brown

FOLA Features Gubernatorial Candidates Forum July 21

FOLA will sponsor a gubernatorial candidates forum on Thursday, July 21 at 7 PM at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. All candidates for Governor who are running in contested party elections have been invited to participate. Candidates who are running unopposed for their party's nomination will be invited to participate in a general election candidates forum planned for October 20 in the auditorium.

The forum will consist of questions directed at the candidates by the moderator, Ralph Pace, followed by questions from the audience. Candidates will be given equal time to answer the questions based on time constraints monitored by the timer.

Questions will deal with regional and statewide issues. For further information, call (802) 228-7239 or email


Thanks to Your Support, FOLA Upgrades the Audio/Visual Systems in the Auditorium

As a result of the recent fund-raising drive, FOLA has been able to vastly improve the audio/visual systems in the Town Hall Auditorium and centralize all equipment management in a single location.

With the aid of Boston Soundworks, headed by Paul Terrazi, a new and considerably enhanced audio mixer was installed in the balcony location along with an audio equalizer. This provides centralized control of both the audio and stage lighting in one location. At the same time, Ken Cook, our electrician, was able to extend the house lighting controls into the balcony so that the a/v operators in the balcony can manage the a/v demands while controlling the house lighting.

The newly-installed devices were put to immediate use for the recent FOLA Follies in which all 12 cast members used newly-purchased wireless headset microphones, also made possible by the recent fund-raising. The result was excellent audio that the SRO audience appreciated and the ability of the audio-perator to control microphone use, volume, and tone by individual performer.

All of this was made possible by the generous donations made to underwrite these improvements by you - FOLA gratefully thanks you!

"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" Haunts Ludlow Movies July 9

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"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" will be FOLA's next movie offerring on Saturday, July 9 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. The director was Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick.

In the early 1900s, young widow Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) moves to the seaside English village of Whitecliff despite the fierce disapproval of her caterwauling mother-in-law and domineering sister-in-law. Despite its reputation of being haunted, she falls in love with and rents Gull Cottage, where she takes up residence with her young daughter Anna (Natalie Wood) and her maid Martha (Edna Best). On the first night, she is visited by the ghostly apparition of the former owner, a roguish but harmless sea captain named Daniel Gregg (Rex Harrison).

The Captain's ghost and Lucy develop a unique friendship that is highlighted when Lucy's in-laws tell her that the investments that support her have failed and she must return to live with them in London. The Captain decides that he'll dictate his life story to Lucy so that the resulting book will furnish her with sufficient income to retain Gull Cottage. The book becomes a best-seller and Lucy develops a relationship with another author played by George Sanders.

The movie follows Lucy's life at Gull Cottage with warmth, humor, and surprises. It is a tale that even the critics liked.

As with all FOLA movies, the film is free; donations are appreciated. Berksshire Bank will supply popcorn for the film while FOLA will offer water. For additional information, call (802) 228-7239 or visit FOLA's web site at

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for our next season?

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Thanks for helping us improve the quality of the audio in the auditorium!

With your help, FOLA has been able to upgrade the audio system used in the auditorium. In addition to the new - and vastly improved, audio mixer and equalizer recently installed, we've been able to make sure that every one on stage has individualized headset microphones. We've also improved the lighting controls so that everything for audio/visual is located in one location. This is all possible thanks to your generous donations.

Thanks so very much!



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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149