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Thetford Arthouse Cinema Makes its Debut at Thetford Academy

On July 5, TA welcomed the new nonprofit Thetford Arthouse Cinema to the Martha Jane Rich Theater in Anderson Hall for the debut of its summer film series. The series, running throughout the summer through September 30, 2022 features 13 arthouse films (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.), 13 repertory films (Fridays at 7:00 p.m.), and 12 children’s films (Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.).

For opening night, the Cinema screened the 1949 film “The Third Man,” written by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed. Upcoming this Friday is the 1992 film “The Crying Game,” which IMDB describes as “a thriller in more ways than we expected, written and directed with a sustained intensity that bends the curve of not only Britain’s IRA predicament, but the notion of gender.” Topping off the first week with an all ages film for Saturday’s 10 a.m. time slot, the Cinema will show the 1952 Gene Kelly classic “Singing in the Rain.”

We are so pleased to partner with the Thetford Arthouse Cinema in their mission to “build local community by sharing the world’s greatest films.” All Cinema screenings are free and open to the public. Refreshments, when available, are free as well, to be enjoyed in Thetford Academy’s Cafe (though not permitted in the theater). Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start time of each screening and the Cinema will provide a brief welcome and introduction to the film. After the film, audience members are welcome and encouraged to stay for discussion.

To learn more about the Thetford Arthouse Cinema, visit their website at and sign up for their email distribution list. Details about each screening will also be listed on the Upper Valley’s local listservs. See you at the movies!



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