1984Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm
On April 4, 2017, 124 art house theatres across the county in 80 cities and in 39 states, plus 3 in Canada, will be participating in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80’s movie “1984” starring John Hurt. This date was chosen because it’s the day George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. These theater owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. This event provides a chance for communities around the country to show their unity and have their voices heard.
-written by United State of Cinema
After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is a city in Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. On April 4, 1984, he begins the taboo practice of keeping a diary. “Down with Big Brother,” Winston Smith writes over and over. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother’s listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape…
Show Date/ Time:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Doors at 6:30 pm
Free Event- General Admission /Suggested donation $5 can be made at the theatre. Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Academy of Music Box Office Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase)
Online Tickets Not Available