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Welcome to the Auburn Public Theatre Cinema: Do The Right Thing

All films are $5 .
Enjoy our comfortable seating and dynamite sound system!

Fri/Sat January 16, 17 2009

Do The Right Thing

Spike Lee’s incendiary look at race relations in America, circa 1989, is so colorful and exuberant for its first three-quarters that you can almost forget the terrible confrontation that the movie inexorably builds toward. Do the Right Thing is a joyful, tumultuous masterpiece–maybe the best film ever made about race in America, revealing racial prejudices and stereotypes in all their guises and demonstrating how a deadly riot can erupt out of a series of small misunderstandings. Set on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the hottest day of the summer, the movie shows the whole spectrum of life in this neighborhood and then leaves it up to us to decide if, in the end, anybody actually does the “right thing.” Featuring Danny Aiello as Sal, the pizza parlor owner; Lee himself as Mookie, the lazy pizza-delivery guy; John Turturro and Richard Edson as Sal’s sons; Lee’s sister Joie as Mookie’s sister Jade; Rosie Perez as Mookie’s girlfriend Tina; Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee as the block elders, Da Mayor and Mother Sister; Giancarlo Esposito as Mookie’s hot-headed friend Buggin’ Out; Bill Nunn as the boom-box toting Radio Raheem; and Samuel L. Jackson as deejay Mister Señor Love Daddy. A rich and nuanced film to watch, treasure, and learn from–over and over again.

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 2:34 pm by Curt
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Auburn Public Theatre Cinema That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans

Welcome to the Auburn Public Theatre Cinema.

Auburn Public Theatre Cinema That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans
All films are $5 .
Enjoy our comfortable seating and dynamite sound system!

Fri/Sat January 9th and 10th 2009
Mario Lanza Double Feature! only $5
6pm That Midnight Kiss
8pm The Toast of New Orleans
The first 10 patrons get in free!


That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans take us back to a time in the history of film making that has never been equalled. Everything about these films seems to work. The stars were superb, and the costumes and sets were magnificent. The stories were light and frothy, and there were no real attempts to create “real” stories. The audiences happily suspended their disbelief, and were contnent to be carried away by the beauty and purity of the music. Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza were magnificent singers and were perhaps at their best in opera and operatic inspired music, a regular feature of films starring these two singers. We may well have been seeing the beginning od “crossover” music here. These films represent the best in production values of their day, and were made in 1949 and 1950 when the world was still expressing the joys of the early Post-War period. Definitely 5 star.

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 2:23 pm by Curt
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Ithaca Sciencenter Free

Ithaca Sciencenter Free Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 12-5 p.m.
Visit the Sciencenter for FREE on the first Sunday of every month, through March! Jan. 4 is also the last day to check out our “Spin: The Science of Rotation” exhibition before it travels to other science museums. Mark your calendar for more Free Sundays on February 1 and March 1.


The January Free Sunday is made possible with the generous support of Elmira Savings Bank.

Sciencenter, 601 First Street, Ithaca, NY 14850




Posted: Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 @ 12:15 pm by Curt
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Disney On Ice in Syracuse, NY 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic

January 7th, 8th & 9th – 7:00 p.m.    January 10th – 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

January 11th – 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
01/07/2009, 01/08/2009, 01/09/2009, 01/10/2009, 01/11/2009

War Memorial
Syracuse, New York

7:00 p.m.

Posted: Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm by Curt
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Celebrating winter season

Annual Winterfest featuring A Taste of Skaneateles this year, offering samples from local businesses

By Jessica Soule / Skaneateles Journal

An established festival is giving people a taste of Skaneateles while taking in the winter beauty of the area.

The annual Winterfest will include a new feature this year that will incorporate area merchants and businesses with A Taste of Skaneateles.

During Winterfest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2009 area businesses will offer food samples and appetizers. Over the years, a few businesses have attractions to coincide with the festival on the last Saturday of January, but this will be the first time the Sunrise Rotary Club will include these features in their fundraiser.

Winterfest is the group’s primary moneymaker to fund its projects.

This started as a service project to help Skaneateles, something Sunrise President Tom Seeley aims to do with the new feature Taste of Skaneateles.

People can buy tickets for a number of tastings, and walk in the village on Fennell Street, Jordan Road and Genesee Street, sampling dishes along the way.

Creekside did coffee tastings and Village Bottle Shop did a wine tasting last year.

“So this kind of evolved from last year,” Seeley said. “The idea was ‘Let’s try to build it up a little bit.’”

The group will release a list of participating businesses in the coming weeks.

“This is the first year we’ve formally done this,” he said. “The taste concept isn’t new, but this is the first year we’ve attempted to link them all.”

The Winterfest will have its usual attraction, a craft fair and vendor booths lining the Skaneateles Community Center, horses, ice sculptures, and stunt comedian Wacky Chad.

In celebration of the cold season, the festival will include many winter favorite activities. Baltimore Woods is bringing snow shoes for a hike in the woods, and there will be a Siberian huskies sled display. If there is snow, people can have rides on the sleds.

Seeley added that organizers can modify most of these activities in case there’s an unusual warm winter day.

“Certainly having snow makes the Winterfest more exciting … but the focus is to get people come down and celebrate winter in Skaneateles,” Seeley said.


Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 @ 4:13 pm by Curt
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