Hunger Games Midnight Screenings in Vermont

The Hunger Games look to be a major franchise, and accordingly, there’s a lot of excitement for the adaptation of the first book to hit the screen. Around Vermont, a number of theaters are holding midnight showings. Here’s a list of the places that have tickets on sale now:

Majestic 10, Williston – Tickets
Essex Cinemas, Essex – Tickets
Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield – Tickets
Palace Nine, Burlington – Tickets
Capitol Showplace, Montpelier – Tickets
The Roxy, Burlington – Tickets
Bijou Cineplex, Morrisville – Tickets
Stowe Cinemas, Stowe – Tickets
Welden Theater, St. Albans – Tickets
Flagship Cinemas, Rutland – Tickets

Geek Things for August 17th

  • Community Garden Workshop, 4:30–6:30PM, St. Johnsbury School, St. Johnsbury. $5 suggested donation; preregistration suggested. (Gardening)
  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 9AM–9PM, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton. Lectures and readings are free and open to the public; see for schedule. (Writing)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • ‘RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer’, 12AM, Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington. $12.50. (Movies)
  • Green Mountain College Morning Speaker Series – “Culture Change in Contemporary China.” 9–10AM, The Station, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • Donald H. Wickman – A Very Fine Appearance: The Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton, 7–9PM, River Arts Center, Morrisville. Free. (History)
  • Authors at the Aldrich: David Macaulay. Presentation by the author and illustrator of “The Way Things Work.” 6PM, Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, Barre. FREE. (Authors)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Triple Play, Lebanon, New Hampshire. (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Who Sank the Boat? 11:00 am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (KidS)
  • Straw Oboes, 3:00 pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (KidS)

Harry Potter Midnight Showing Roundup

Around the state, there will be a number of midnight openings for the final Harry Potter film. Here’s a list of where you can see it. Keep in mind that a lot of these places might sell out – or have already sold out.

Paramount Theater, Barre. Tickets avaliable:
Palace Nine, Burlington. Sold Out.
Essex Cimemas, Essex. Sold Out.
Majestic 10, Williston. Sold Out.
Merrill Roxy Theater, Burlington. Sold Out.
Bijou Cineplex 4, Morrisville. Sold Out.
Star Theater of St. Johnsbury. Tickets avaliable.
Flagship Cinemas, Rutland. Tickets avaliable:
Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. Tickets avaliable:
Stowe Cinema 3 Plex, Stowe. Sold Out.
Sunset Drivein, Colchester. Tickets avaliable:
Welden Theater, St. Albans. Tickets avaliable:
Village Picture Shows, Manchester Center. Tickets Avaliable:
Cinema 7, Bennington. Tickets avaliable:

Geek Things for July 6th

  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • Computer Lesson, 9:30AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. $5 donation. (Computers)
  • College Observatory Public Viewing Night. Call for a status report in case of inclement weather. 9–10:30PM, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Astronomy)
  • ‘Frankenstein and Friends’, 12–1PM, Battery Park, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Green Mountain College Morning Speaker Series – “Now Showing: A Tiny Theater Dreams Big,”, 9–10AM, The Station, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth Summer Lecture Series – “Corruption: Pervasive, Persistent and Virulent”, 9AM–12PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $20. (Talk)
  • Kate Kenny – “The War That Wasn’t: Patented Inventions During the Civil War.” 7–10PM, Noyes House Museum, Morrisville. Donations accepted. (History)
  • Summer Speaker Series – Calvin Coolidge, 4PM, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth. $8. (Talk)
  • Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series – “Organic Architecture Guild: A Common Vision for Sustainable Design.” 7–9PM, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield. Free. (Architecture)
  • ‘I’ll Be Back Before Midnight’, 8PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. $29.50-38.50. (Theater)
  • Readings at the Athenaeum – Gish Jen, 7:30PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Reading)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Straw Rockets, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Kitchen Chemistry, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Come ALearn About New NOOK Simple Touch!, 6:00 PM, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Advance Screening of “Torchwood: Miracle Day”,, 6pm – 8pm, Cambridge, MA (Screening)
  • Planetarium presentation – Monster Telescopes, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person. (Science)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Triple Play, Lebanon, New Hampshire. (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

The Dragon Wall

The Dragon Wall is a short , 24 minute film shot on location in Johnson and Cambridge, Vermont. Starring Callum Adams, Jacob Cann, Jack Manning, Sam Wright and Keefe Healy, this independant film recieved a John M. Bissell Foundation Grant, the first Vermont film to do so. The film premiered at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at the Stowe Mountain Resort earlier this week, and will be screened tonight in Morrisville’s River Arts, with a suggested donation of $5.

From their website:

Four brothers are expelled from the comfortable confines of their climate-controlled bedroom, forced outside with nothing else to entertain themselves than their own imaginations — and the odd man waiting for them at the edge of their back yard, who informs the boys they are needed deep within the forest. The brothers soon find themselves alone, the first and only line of defense, at the crumbling and ineffective Dragon Wall.

Here’s the teaser trailer for the movie:

The Dragon Wall Official Teaser Trailer from Brandon StCyr on Vimeo.


Check out the film’s website here:

Geek Things for January 20th

  • Transition Town Montpelier – “Vermont Climate Change and the Great Transition.”, 6–8PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Climate Change)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Waterbury, 12–5:30PM, St. Leo’s Hall, Waterbury. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Groton, 12:30-5:30pm, Groton Community Building, Groton. (Vampires)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Indoor Garden Workshop, 6–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. $10-12, Preregister. (Gardening)
  • MountainTop Film Festival, 5–10PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $6-8. (Films)
  • ‘The Dragon Wall’, 7PM, River Arts Center, Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. (Dragons)
  • ‘Snug In the Snow’, 10–11AM, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Café Scientifique – Genetic engineering of our food supply and disease research, 6:30–8:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free; for ages 21 and up; cash bar. (Science)
  • Scott Borg, (The chief economist for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit on the value of cyber security), 7PM, Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington. Free. (Cyber Security)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Booked for Lunch, the basics of reading and writing biographies, 12PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Reasearch)
  • Story Time, 11AM, Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph. Free. (Reading)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Situating Sustainability in Curriculum, 12:30 – 2:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Sustainability)
  • Geography Recruiting Lecture, Geospatial Approaches to Water Resource Geography and Undergraduate Education, 4:15, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Geography)
  • Panel Discussion, Athletics and Arts as Agents of Social Change, 7:00pm, Wright Theater, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Social Change)
  • Family Game Night, 6:00pm, Borders, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Family Game Night, 6:00pm, Borders, Lebanon, NH. (Gaming)


Geek Things for January 15th

  • The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Friday, January 14, 7PM at River Arts Center in Morrisville. (Music)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Morrisville, 12–6PM, VFW Post, Morrisville. Free. (Vampires)
  • MountainTop Film Festival. See for films and schedule, 3–10PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $6-8. (Film)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Lego Fun & Games, 3:30–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids, Lego)
  • Eric Hanson (Stories and slides from Canada’s northwest territories), 7PM, Green Mountain Club Headquarters, Waterbury Center. $6-8; free for kids under 12. (Talk)
  • Joseph Citro, Vermont’s role in the heyday of American Spiritualism, 7PM, Tunbridge Public Library, Tunbridge Village. Free. (Spiritualism)
  • Naturalist Journeys Slide Show & Lecture Series (Effects of agricultural-management practices on grassland birds), 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • ‘Three Theories in 30 Minutes’, 7pm, 219 Wilson Hall Dartmouth College, Hanover. Free. (Physics)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • Friends of Brownell Library Book Sale, 9AM–9PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. (Books)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Books and Beyond, 10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Arisia, Jan 14 – 16 2011, Boston, Massachusetts (Convention)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Exhibit Opening: Raise the Roof, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, ECHO, Burlington. Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386 (Architecture)
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Lecture, “Catabolism of host-derived compounds regulates Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence”, 12:30 pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Science)