Northwest Nightmares, the horror film festival hosted by Northwest Access TV in St. Albans, rises from the grave for a new program of terrifying selections. Registration to join the festival is open until October 13th, and final films must be submitted by October 20th. The big night is October 27th at the Welden Theater in St. Albans.
Categories of distinction include: Best Editing, Best Effects, Best Acting, Best Story, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography, and, of course, the Sleeping With the Lights On Award. Additionally, winner of Best Picture receives a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which is a very spiffy piece of filmmaking hardware. That alone should send anticipatory chills up and down your spine.
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
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: http://www.fgbtheaters.com/
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: http://www.flagshipcinemas.com/rutland/
Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. Tickets avaliable: http://www.bigpicturetheater.info/
Stowe Cinema 3 Plex, Stowe. Sold Out.
Sunset Drivein, Colchester. Tickets avaliable: http://www.sunsetdrivein.com/
Welden Theater, St. Albans. Tickets avaliable: http://www.weldentheatre.com/Welden_Theatre/Home.html
Village Picture Shows, Manchester Center. Tickets Avaliable: http://villagepictureshows.com/
Cinema 7, Bennington. Tickets avaliable: http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=4799&rdate=7%2F14%2F2011&sortid=1
On Tuesday, November 9th, work began on a railroad project that would improve rail travel between St. Albans and Vernon. The project, the result of $50 million from the federal stimulus program, is designed to upgrade tracks over the next two years, and is expected to boost transit speeds.
The project is being hailed as a project that will improve the state’s infrastructure, while at the same time, a forward thinking project that will help establish high-speed rail service in the state.
Projects such as this go back to the tenure of former Senator Jim Jeffords, who sought to develop a rail system in the western part of the state. This project uses $22 million of federal dollars due to his efforts.
Plans to expand and improve the state’s rail services are ongoing, and officials hope that this will be the first step in connecting the state to places such as New York City, Boston and Montreal.