Monday, September 12, 2011

Town Hall Theater - Woodstock, Vermont


This is the historic Town Hall Theater on the town common in Woodstock, Vermont.  First-run movies, state of the art screen and sound equipment.  An unlikely venue in a small town?  Maybe, but why build a cineplex when you've got a perfectly good Historic Town Hall?  That also serves for live performances. 

And the maple syrup popcorn is probably not coming to a theater near you.  You have to come here.

6 comments:

Caftan Woman said...

How marvelous!

Maple syrup popcorn sounds like a winner as well.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

I understand they're currently holding benefits for those devasted by the flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

Yvette said...

My ex-husband lives twenty miles from Brattleboro which was, I understand, completely devastated by flooding.

Who would have thought Vermont need to worry about flooding?
Incredible.

I visited Vermont many years ago, it is a lovely state. This theater looks like just the sort of place I would have loved to visit.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Yvette. Vermont is lovely indeed, and it is subject to floods now and again, though usually in the early spring after the winter melt-off. Irene was a horrific fluke after a rainy summer. Flooding can be a hazard in New England, even slight flooding, if only because our oldest communities and business sections of cities are all located on rivers -- the farmers settled there for the nutrient-rich ground of the flood plains, and the 19th century industrialists settled there for the power. In rural New England, one or two washed-away bridges can leave towns isolated. Like the old joke, ironically - "You can't get there from here."

twentyfourframes said...

My wife and I have visited Woodstock many times over the years, most recently in May. I am familar with the Town Hall but never knew they showed movies. When we visit we usually stay at a B&B near Killington and the drive to Woodstock from there is just beautiful. Obviously, the best time to go to Vermount is in the fall but it is great any time of the year.

John

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks for stopping by, John. Yes, that neck of the woods is very pretty. I hope Vermont's fall season shapes up to be a good one, but a lot of towns are still struggling to come back after losing roads and infrastructure to Irene. I hope they can look forward at least to a good ski season.