Hartford's art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, has a summertime Friday night series of vintage
movies, outdoors in the enclosed courtyard. Dinner and music are available before the movie.
Atla deChamplaign is a jazz singer who graduated from the University of Hartford's Hart School of Music, as did her husband Matt, who teaches piano at the college. Atla and Matt are performing during dinner before the movies this summer, sometimes with a third or fourth musician.
Dennis and his wife were at the next table. Dennis is a retired chemical engineer who worked
for United Technologies on teams that made fuel cells and the astronauts' space suits.
He also farms his family's 60 acre farm in Pennsylvania. Dennis is an avid golfer.
Some people need popcorn during the movie.
The film was "It Happened One Night," an Oscar-winning 1934 comedy starring
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert and directed by Frank Capra.