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June 2015

Mariners’ Wharf Film

Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival Celebrates Its Seventh Season By Simone Cooper Although Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival is limited to eight or nine screenings per season, it covers the genre gamut with its mix of comedies, dramas, a western and a musical. For the past six years, black-and-white movie buffs across the Albemarle region have shared in a celebration of Hollywood’s Golden Age with American classic films from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s at the annual event. Financially supported by a group of loyal community sponsors and advertisers who keep the event free of charge, the festival opens this summer on June 2 at 8:30 pm and will be held on subsequent Tuesday nights at the same time through July 28 at Mariners’ Wharf Park in Elizabeth City. And for the first time at the event, the award-winning youth theater group, The Center Players, will perform on opening night before the 1950 musical, Summer Stock, is screened. Founded in 2009 and inspired by the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival in New York, Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival is a project of Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. and attracts a diverse group of patrons who represent a wide cross-section of the community. “The festival has built a great name for itself and continues to grow because it remains true to its original concept,” says Cindy Williams, co-owner of MMT Printers, a local business in Elizabeth City and a long time festival sponsor. Williams, and her husband, Tim, are two of several unpaid volunteers who work at the event and lend their time by doing everything from hanging promotional banners to setting up equipment before the screenings. “Several patrons have a picnic before the movie starts, often with food purchased from one of the restaurants nearby,” Williams notes. “It’s wonderful to see the downtown business and art communities intersect.” To see the full schedule of movies for this summer and other details about the event, visit www.MarinersWharfFilmFestival.com. Simone Cooper, a publicist and brand developer, is the founder and producer of Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival. @ GAATS, You Relax, We do the Tax Halstead el CinoCa eHringHaus MCCartHur Mall 1502 Ehringhaus St. Bookkeeping, Payroll Services Income Tax, IFTA, etc. Free ITIN # w/paid Tax Return “LIBRE ITIN” 10% DIScouNT GAATS, LLC Godwin and Associates Tax Service, LLC TAX SERVICE 252-331-5859 Call office for details! We are next to Dunkin’ Donuts. 12 Albemarle Tradewinds June 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

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