It was a big month at The Zoetic! Five Dollar February was the official first month in operation. It kicked off with a screening of the feature film Artless, directed by Jeremy Major and starring Christena Hampson. Filmed primarily in Hamilton and New York City, Artless can go down in the history books as the first film to screen at the new Zoetic Theatre.
Then came Annie. Yes, the 1982 classic was a big hit among families and kids in general - especially with face-painting and balloon animals in the lobby! Before the screening, kids took to the stage and sang for prizes, then vocalist Julianna Diller performed 'Part of Your World' from The Little Mermaid. Beautiful!
On Valentine's Day, a classic took to the screen - Casablanca. The audience enjoyed the black and white Oscar winner.
Then came a very special night at The Zoetic that Hamilton should be proud of. 15 local musicians, comedians, and poets took to our huge stage and presented their most honest and vibrant selves. Some were touching, others hysterical, some very politcal, and some just plain rockin'. Although it was not the most politically correct evening (we did say "anything goes", for goodness sake!) it was a pile of fun. Well done to all the performers. Hope to see you again at the next Open Mic. Thanks to Nicki and Mike for hosting.
And finally, February went out like a rabbit as Looney Tune cartoons took over the theatre on the final Sunday morning of the month. Yes, the likes of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Sylvester, graced our screen to round out a fantastic month.
Sure, Five Dollar February is over, but the good times will keep on rolling in March!