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:

March 7, 2015

at 7 PM


"Inside Llewyn Davis"


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January 17, 2015

Date of last web site update

FOLA Schedules Musical Events for 2015-6

At its annual meeting in January, FOLA scheduled two musical events for the current season.

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.

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.

During the annual meeting, Tesha Buss, Director of the FOLA Follies, a popular musical revue, announced that the Follies will be performed on February 27, 2016. She indicated that rehearsals for this revue will begin in late October or early November of this year. She will announce the theme of the Follies in the near future.

FOLA may also consider adding additional events to this season's schedule.

For additional information on these propgrams, 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.





"The Lego Movie" Featured Saturday, Feb. 7, at Town Hall


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The next FOLA movie at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium will be “The Lego Movie” on Saturday, February 7 at 7 PM.

The Lego Movie is a 2014 computer animated adventure comedy film directed and co-written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman.

It was the first film produced by Warner Animation Group, and is an international co-production of the United States, Australia, and Denmark. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, the film tells the story of Emmet (Pratt), an ordinary Lego minifigure prophesied to save the universe from the tyrannical Lord Business (Ferrell) as he gains different allies along the way.

It was released theatrically on February 7, 2014. The movie was a critical and commercial success, with many critics highlighting its visual style, humor, voice acting, and heartwarming message. It earned more than $257 million in North America and $210 million in other territories for a worldwide total of over $468 million.

In the Lego universe, the wizard Vitruvius attempts to protect a superweapon called the "Kragle" from the evil Lord Business. He fails to do so, but prophesies that a person called "the Special" will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle.

Eight and a half years later, a construction worker named Emmet Brickowski comes across a woman named Wyldstyle, who searches for something after hours at Emmet's construction site. When he investigates, Emmet falls into a hole and finds the Piece of Resistance. Compelled to touch it, Emmet experiences vivid visions and passes out. He awakens with the Piece of Resistance attached to his back in the custody of Bad Cop, Business' lieutenant. There, Emmet learns of Business' plans to freeze the world with the Kragle, a tube of Krazy Glue with the label partially rubbed out. Wyldstyle rescues Emmet, believing him to be the Special, and takes him to meet Vitruvius. Emmet learns that she and the wizard are Master Builders—people capable of building anything they need without instruction manuals—who oppose Business' attempts to suppress their creativity. Though disappointed to find Emmet is not a Master Builder, Wyldstyle and Vitruvius are convinced of his potential when he recalls visions of a humanoid deity called "the Man Upstairs".

The Lego Movie received critical acclaim.[39] Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 96% approval rating with an average rating of 8.1/10 based on 200 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story, The Lego Movie is colorful fun for all ages."

As with all FOLA movies, the film is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be provided by Berkshire Bank and water by FOLA. For information, call 802-228-729 or




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