Sunday, May 12, 2013
Celebrate the summer movie release with some of these local tie-ins.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Sunday, May 12
The Great Gatsby is slated to premier on the big screen and it's inspiring people to delve deeper into the story’s history, culture, music, food and drink. Starting with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave at St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, there are a number of local places to help you get your Gatsby on, according to The Washington Post. If you venture to Fitzgerald’s gravesite, take note of the epitaph, which reads, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This quote is the final line in The Great Gatsby. You can view costumes, set designs, paintings and films from the Gatsby era at the National Gallery of Art’s “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” exhibit, which opens May 12. Check out some Art Deco …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring is showing the documentary, "Led Zeppelin Played Here," on Sunday night.
One of the enduring mysteries of Wheaton: Did Led Zeppelin play on Jan. 20, 1969, at the Wheaton Youth Center (what's now called the Wheaton Community Center)? The AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring is showing a documentary Sunday night that explores this very question. A little context: The Washington Post reported on a 2009 reunion of those who claimed the concert took place. No ticket stubs, posters, pictures or news clippings of the gig are known to exist. Yet some people passionately insist they saw the performance. Zeppelin-in-Wheaton is Washington's own rock-and-roll Loch Ness Monster. Could it possibly be real? Yes. No way. Depends whom you ask. "Led Zeppelin Played Here" starts at 9 p.m., Jan. 20 (2013!) and tickets are $5.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The film festival in Silver Spring takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Latin American Film Festival returns to the AFI Silver Theatre in downtown Silver Spring for its 23rd year. The festival, which runs from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8, showcases more than 50 films from Latin American countries (plus Spain and Portugal). General admission tickets are $12 each, but moviegoers also can buy festival passes. Additionally, a select number of films are only $5 each. See the festival program for a complete list of films.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Events to check out this week in Montgomery County.
Each week Patch will publish a roundup of events throughout Montgomery County. To get more news, sign up for the Wheaton Patch newsletter. Here’s a roundup of performances in and around Montgomery County through Wednesday, June 20: Silverdocs Turns 10 SILVER SPRING — 2012 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival, June 18-24, is celebrating its 10th year. The documentary film festival opens with “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” which follows Filipino singer Arnel Pineda’s journey toward stardom. Historic AFI Silver Theatre and surrounding venues. Ticket information and the full schedule are available at Silverdocs.com. Reel Water Film Festival at BlackRock GERMANTOWN — Reel Water Film Festival will screen more than 60 films …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Five family-friendly activities that won't break the bank!
Pricey vacations, amusement parks and blockbuster movies are not the only ways to celebrate summer with a family. Check out these free and reasonably-priced activities for summer fun! 1. Wheaton TGIF Summer Concert and Movies Series Free movies and music in Wheaton Triangle on Fridays at 7 p.m. This week bring a blanket to catch Despicable Me. Full schedule. Good through: September 9, 2011. 2. South Germantown Splash Playground Pool daily fees or membership dues got you down? Head to this "sprayground" for just $5 per person age 2 and up (if you purchase the splash & miniature golf combo, admission is $7.50 per person). Discount ticket books available for $45 for 10 admissions. Bonus: the splash playground doesn't require waterwings (or…