The Shepherdstown Opera House, our vintage movie and music theater, has announced a new partnership with Emerging Pictures and is showing some wonderful documentaries and foreign films this week to celebrate. Today (Sunday), you can see the subtitled French film Women on the 6th Floor, a comedy set in 1960.
Tomorrow (Monday), the two offerings are Being Elmo and El Bulli, both new documentaries. Being Elmo is getting rave reviews and is the story of the man behind the Elmo muppet and his home on Sesame Street. This would be an enlightening movie to see ahead of the release of the new Muppet movie with Jason Segel. El Bulli is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the famous avant-garde Spanish restaurant which has just closed. A perfect movie for the foodie in your life.
I want to see all of them! Please check out the Opera House’s lineup for the upcoming weeks – in addition to the movies, new owner Larry Cumbo has Retro Wednesday (this week featuring our own Richard Dreyfus in Close Encounters of the Third Kind), the Tosca opera live from the Royal Opera House, and Sunday night football. There’s a robust music schedule as well, with bluegrass star Peter Rowan appearing next Sunday. There is even a special New Year’s Eve show – watch for our New Year’s weekend special package which will include tickets.
Jeanne & Jim at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV