As part of the First Thursday activities, the Wadsworth shows a movie. In December, the theme is "Festival!" - be the first to see the trees and decorations for their annual fundraiser Festival of Trees & Traditions! Enjoy holiday treats and décor with festive music by DJ Jon Eastman.
LOVE, ACTUALLY: This star-studded ensemble film "follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England." (2003 - 135 minutes) Written and directed by Richard Curtis.
The cost of the film is included in your entry fee for First Thursday. Because of the Festival of Trees & Traditions, an additional $3 is added to all fees and must be paid, so the cost is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. First Thursday begins at 5:00pm and includes snacks, music, art activities, special tours and lectures - for more information, check out the Wadsworth Atheneum website. At the Aetna Theatre, popcorn and other snacks are available for purchase.