August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS AT HEARTHSIDE HOUSE – E.T. THE TERRESTRIAL
Hearthside House Museum is holding outdoor events this summer as a way of offering a safe and different way for families to enjoy the museum’s programs in the fresh air and with ample space to provide distance. The selection of two classic family movies tie in to the different eras that are featured in the museum’s ‘Toys from the Attic’ exhibit currently on display that includes toys and games from the mid-19th century through the 1980s. One of the all time favorite movies from the 80s was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which is the movie selection for the second Outdoor Movie Night in this summer’s series at Hearthside being held on August 8th. E.T. is a sci-fi story about an adorable alien who makes good friends during his stay here on Earth. It is suggested for families with kids 10 and older.
With a limited capacity of 50 and an expansive lawn to spread out under the stars, families can remain distant from others at tables set up on the grounds, or they can bring their own blankets and chairs for a pleasant summer evening activity.
Tickets are $10 each or a family of 4 for $25, which includes complimentary popcorn. Beverages will be available for purchase. This event, like all others done at Hearthside, offer special features to the delight of visitors. Each child will also leave with a favor. Advance registration only and ticket purchase through the organization’s website, hearthsidehouse.org or call 401-726-0597. There is a rain date of Sunday, August 9th. Re-opening protocols for the safety of guests and volunteers requires 6-ft distancing and wearing of face coverings for all. The last movie is scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd with Meet Me in St. Louis, starring Judy Garland.
The Friends of Hearthside is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to preserve and interpret the Hearthside House, as well as the adjoining Great Road Heritage Campus sites at Chase Farm Park. Monies raised through tours and events support the organization’s programming and preservation efforts.