WILLIAMSTOWN -- Images Cinema celebrates its 15th birthday as a non-profit cultural organization this April, and one part of the festivities is a Spaghetti Dinner/Spaghetti Western Fundraiser to benefit the cinema.
The Monday, April 29 event consists of a delicious spaghetti dinner at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown, starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a film screening of the spaghetti western masterpiece, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at Images Cinema, at 7 p.m.
The spaghetti dinner, prepared by chef Robin Lenz, will consist of salad, garlic bread, and spaghetti with sauce, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. Dessert will be served at Images Cinema, to be enjoyed while watching the film.
"Put on those cowboy boots and dust off that cowboy hat and join us for a fun night of great food and a classic movie," Sandra Thomas, Executive Director of the cinema, said. "It’s been 15 years since the community rallied to save Images Cinema and it’s time to celebrate!"
The cinema, which opened in 1916, has been continuously operated, and through membership support, donations and grants has seen a renovation and upgraded to Digital Cinema Exhibition that will take the organization into the future.
Tickets are $20 for Images Cinema members, $25 for non-members, and $15 for students and children 12 and under.
AND THE UGLY’
Directed by Sergio Leone
Starring Clint Eastwood,
Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
Set during the Civil War, a lone gunman and a bounty hunter enter into an uneasy alliance to find buried Confederate gold. Meanwhile a third man hopes they lead him to the treasure so he can take it for himself.
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is the ultimate spaghetti western, featuring the classic Ennio Morricone soundtrack.
It is credited with re-invigorating the Western genre, and appears on many top-100 film lists, and influenced the work of Quentin Tarantino.