Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre
The Continentals are back at The Station Theatre for an afternoon of good music, good memories, lots of hand-clapping and foot-stomping, and it’s happening this weekend on Sunday, Nov.12 at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to The Smiths Falls Food Bank.
With just a little bit of pride, Dennis Staples says the band was formed in 1964 and is considered “one of the oldest and longest performing bands in the area.”
Anyone in that age range, with a little memory nudge, can probably recall the band playing at high schools, colleges, bars, hotels and arenas throughout eastern Ontario. And does anyone remember the dances – jive, swing, twist, shimmy. Bets are the music is more familiar than the steps!
The Continentals come out for a good time but they also come out to give back to the community. This performance is for the Food Bank, but they’ve donated their time and talent to many fundraisers. This Sunday three of the original Continentals will play – Paul Hanrahan, Art Lee, and Staples; they’ll be joined by Dave White for a memorable, and memory-full, afternoon.
Film night funds go to libraries
On Thursday, Nov. 9, Film Night International presents Frantz at 7 p.m. at the theatre. After WWI, a young woman, mourning the death of her fiancé, encounters a mysterious Frenchman laying flowers on her beloved’s grave. The movie plays with English subtitles.
Film Night International’s profits, after expenses, are donated to the Perth and Smiths Falls public libraries.
Individual tickets may be available at the theatre box office 15 minutes prior to screening time.
On Nov. 17 and 18, Wind River is playing at the theatre at 7 p.m. The movie is rated R (strong violence, disturbing images and language). It’s been tagged as a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent who hooks up with a local game tracker to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.
Tickets are available at the door, first come, first seated.
British pantomime takes the stage
Come back to the theatre for the annual British pantomime – Aladdin. Kids love the tomfoolery, the costumes, the interaction between audience and actors.
The show runs Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. and the following Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., finishing Dec. 16 and 17 with shows at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the panto are on sale now at Special Greetings, 8 Russell Street, E., (cash only), smithsfallstheatre.com (PayPal/Visa/MasterCard), by phone at 613-283-0300 (Visa/MasterCard), at the door, if available, a half-hour before performance (cash only).
Find the theatre at 53 Victoria Avenue, Smiths Falls. Hours for the Station Theatre are Monday to Friday, 9 to 12.