Around the world in a theater
The city of Northglenn will kick off its annual Travel Films Series Oct. 9 at D.L. Parsons Theatre.
Audiences will have the chance to “tour” Scotland, the Silk Road in Asia, deserts, Taiwan, Montana and eastern Canada. The documentaries are personally narrated by the filmmakers, and each one lasts approximately two hours, which in includes a 15-minute intermission.
“Many of our theater programs are aimed at youth and families, but our Travel Film Series is a great way to provide an offering to our senior population,” said Michael Stricker, cultural programs and Senior Center supervisor. “It’s a great time of day for our seniors, and we partner with the Northglenn Senior Center in providing space for cookies and coffee at intermission.”
The films begin at 10:30 a.m. and are shown at the theater, which is inside the Northglenn Recreational Center, 11801 Community Center Drive.
Stricker described the series as very popular, averaging about 200 attendees per film. The city contracts with Windoes Travelogues, who provides the city with a list of possible titles and presenters based on the filmmakers availability and diversity of subjects.
“On the last film of the series our audience is given a ballot and they vote for what the series will be in the next season,” Stricker said. “It’s a great way to get to the heart of what your audience interests are and what they want to spend their money on.”
Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and students. Season ticket prices are $37.50 for adults, $32.50 for seniors and students. The ticket prices includes the film, the filmmakers live narration, and cookies and coffee at intermission. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-450-8800.
The films featured in this series are:
“Misty Isles of Scotland” by Tom Sterling on Oct. 9. In this tour, meet a basket weaver in the Shetlands and a wool knitter on Sky and a tweed weaver on Lewis. Plus, the film looks at stone circles, brochs and burial mounds.
“The Silk Road” by Marlin Darrah on Oct. 23. In this tour, traders and warriors travel be camel and on foot along the Silk Road, transporting cargo. The film features some of the faces of traders at some of the open markets in Asia.
“Lure and Lore of Deserts” by Sandy Mortimer on Jan. 15, 2014. In this tour, look at the deserts of the world and the attraction people have to them.
“Taiwan” by Buddy Hatton on Feb. 19, 2014. In this tour, take a look at the small island’s cultural influences.
“Majestic Montana” by Steve Gonser on March 12, 2014. In this tour, visit small and large cities and find out why the state is referred to as dinosaur country. Learn about ranching and experience Native American culture during a Powwow.
“Eastern Canada RV Adventure” by John Holod and Jodie Ginter on April 2, 2014. In this film, tour New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island provinces, including the Gaspe Peninsula and Newfoundland/Labrador.