Popularity of PRD’s new movie group prompts change of venue and time

Registrations for the Piedmont Recreation Department’s new movie viewing and discussion group have been so strong the group is having to move to a larger venue to accommodate everyone who wants to join the fun. There just isn’t enough room in the originally planned Recreation Center’s main room for all those who want to come to this monthly film and discussion activity. The place, the monthly date, and the time have been changed to satisfy the demand. The group will now meet at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave. on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The activity has been renamed the “2nd Thursdays Flix Fest.”

The group’s first showing on Jan. 13 was held on the first floor of the Recreation Center, and 33 participants showed up, despite all the rain. There are currently 54 people registered for the activity with more registrations expected. PRD wanted everyone to be able to attend, but realized that due to the group’s potential size there wouldn’t be enough room at the Recreation Center for the February movie, or future meetings. Changes had to be made to an available location, date, and time to accommodate the demand.   

The movie for this Thursday, Feb. 9, will be the 1971 cult classic, Harold and Maude. With the move to the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue, there is now room for more people to register. The group is open to anyone over 18 years of age. There are no fees. Participants may attend on a drop-in basis with no obligations. However, registration with the PRD is required, and can be done HERE.

Darby Gragg will introduce the February film and lead a discussion after the showing. For more information, contact Darby at cdarbygragg@yahoo.com, or Mike Gallant at mikeyg@gmail.com.

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