Family Night at the Movies returns

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Harold Lloyd in Safety Last.

Mark your calendars to go back in time at the South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., for the Sixth Annual Family Night at the Movies. This year’s feature is a silent film produced by Harold Lloyd in 1923, called Safety Last. Harold Lloyd himself does the stunts in this movie about a boy with big ideas about how to get people’s attention. 

The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series welcomes Jason Roberts back in the tradition of silent film accompanists. Roberts enlivens wonderful old films with improvised music for each character and scene. Come see and hear him work his magic at the Austin organ with a pocketful of old-time music and an imagination to meet the challenge. 

Both children and adults are sure to enjoy the film and the reception following. Family Night at the Movies has been a welcome break in the darkness of the long winter months for audiences from near and far. It is a chance to laugh out loud with friends and family.

Sponsored by the Music Ministry at South Church and a grant from the Granby Education Foundation, admission to the movie is free, with a suggested donation of $15. The church is wheelchair accessible from the side entrance.

If the weather does not cooperate, the snow date will be Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. If the weather is threatening, check WFSB Channel 3, NBC’s Channel 4 and the church website: 860-653-7289.