Zumbrota goes to the movies

The first ever Zumbrota Reads program has been off to a great start so far, after two engaging book discussions at the library.  There is still much anticipation building, however, over the two film events coming up this week.

On Thursday at 6:30 pm at the State Theatre in Zumbrota there will be a screening of the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby staring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.  The film will be preceded by a short lecture by noted Fitzgerald scholar, David Page.  This event is free, no sign up necessary.  Free popcorn will be provided at the event and your librarians will even make an appearance in costume.

On Saturday afternoon there will be a chartered bus in the library parking lot, ready to transport patrons to the movie theater in Rochester for a viewing of the newly released 2013 film version of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.  The bus will start loading at 1:00 pm.  There is a sign up sheet at the library for the bus and/or movie entrance.  This event is also free of cost to those who sign up in advance.

It’s 1922 again and the party’s on us.  Hope to see you there!