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Movies by Moonlight

Summers are for creating memories. In the strange summer of COVID-19, not all memories being made are good. So, it is comforting to take a look back and to enjoy films made in the heyday of Hollywood when the world was a far different place.

Most area movie theaters remain closed to the public but others are finding creative ways to draw audiences in a safe fashion. The Moviehouse in Millerton NY, for instance, has partnered with nearby Sharon Playhouse to create an impromptu drive-in theater at the playhouse, 49 Amenia Road in Sharon.

This weekend will bring 2015’s The Big Short, a film about the chicanery behind the massive economic collapse of the housing market in 2008. In the film Wall Street guru, Michael Burry, realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting and bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps.

Special guest for the evening will be Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph.

September ends with The Scottish Play, with special guest, director Keith Boynton. In the film, a successful actress accepts the role of Lady Macbeth at a small New England theater, where she begins a flirtation with the young director and finds herself haunted by the ghost of William Shakespeare, who’s keen to do some rewrites.

Gates for the showings open at 6PM with introductory comments at 7:15PM. The movies begin at 7:45. Tickets are $50 per car and include a goody bag with popcorn and treats. Those seeking something more substantial can pre-order dinners from JP Gifford and pick them up at the event. The Patio Bar will be open.

To facilitate social distancing, space is restricted. Tickets can be ordered by going to the website linked below.