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Originally published in Compass, September 5, 2013
Opera House Arts offers movie subscriptions

Opera House Arts’ AltMovie Series enters its fifth year beginning in September, and now is the time to purchase subscriptions to ensure the AltMovie Series 2013-14 brings an additional film to our local theater midweek each month through April, OHA announced in a press release.

Only subscribers make these additional movies and screenings possible; the number of individual year-round movie goers cannot independently support the AltMovie Series. Screening dates are typically the second Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday of each month. The series is only possible if 90 individuals subscribe no later than September 15.

In March, Opera House Arts converted its historic, 1941 35mm projector to a true, high quality digital cinema system with Dolby surround sound, thanks to a successful campaign for the Joe & Sue Rares Digital Cinema Fund. This conversion allows the Opera House greater screening options to show more films. This fall will see the introduction of live streaming broadcasts of theater, special events, sporting events, and even gaming nights in super high quality on the theater’s giant movie screen.

Two of the first films under consideration for the AltMovie Subscriber Series are Museum Hours and Stories We Tell. This season’s first Alt-Movie will be screened September 17-19. Subscribe online at or send a check to OHA, PO Box 56, Stonington, ME 04681. Please include your e-mail address.

Have an idea for a movie you’d like to see? Email your suggestions to Jennifer Morrow at