Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Night at the Museum

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.

16 comments:

Kate said...

A pleasant way to spend an evening. Your photos show a wide range of ages, which I always prefer in an event such as this. Makes people watching more interesting.

Sharon Anck said...

Now that sounds like a perfect summer evening!

Lois said...

How fun. I'm sure you didn't have to worry about the heat there Jack!

Birdman said...

It's a favorite movie of mine. It puts me to sleep every time I watch it. How does it end???? GRIN.

William Kendall said...

The camera certainly loves Atla!

It's been years since I've seen that movie, but it's such a good one!

Sylvia K said...

Now that is a perfect evening indeed and what a great place!! I do love that old movie -- one of my favorites! And, as always, you have such interesting people to share the evening with!! Have another great one tonight!!

Caramella said...

Looks like a lovely place to be! Great pics!

RedPat said...

Looks like it was a fine evening, Jack! I always need popcorn with a movie!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds wonder to me! Sometimes I like popcorn and sometimes not. :))

Randy said...

I love that movie!

Kay said...

Now that sounds like a fun evening that you shared with some very interesting people. (So, what was for dinner?)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Looks like a great way to spend an evening!

Halcyon said...

I'm always amazed at how much is going on in Hartford. This looks like such a fun event.

Mersad said...

I really love that last shot. Nice light, and the people in front are nicely captured as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

cieldequimper said...

Perfect evening!

jennyfreckles said...

Love those old movies, this sounds like a perfect way to enjoy one.