Movie Nights on Manitoulin
Movie Nights at the Honora Bay Free Theatre have been on hold since March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. In the meantime we recommend Think Resilience, an online course offered by the Post Carbon Institute. How can we adapt, personally and locally, to the global changes in ecological, economic and social systems, when we can only guess at how those changes will affect us? We need information to make our guesses and our practical choices more realistic.
- We've been hosting these free movie nights on Manitoulin since 2004. The basic idea: some films just entertain you and pass the time. Other films matter because they open a window on the world, or challenge you to see it differently. Sometimes we share documentaries, sometimes classic or unusual feature films, but all are chosen to provoke friendly and lively conversation. Some folks come mainly for the movie, some for the conversation, and some for the pot luck – but usually everyone stays for all three. (You can skip the pot luck if you like.)
- The Honora Bay Free Theatre, located at 3241 Hwy 540 near Honora Bay, is also the home of Pam Jackson and Gary Fuhrman. Look for the big white mailbox on the right side of the highway if you're coming from the south or west, or on the left if you're coming from Little Current. Capacity is around 15, and the typical movie night draws about half a dozen people. We play DVD or Blu-ray discs on a good-sized LCD/LED screen, powered with solar-charged batteries (we are off the electrical grid).
- For the pot luck dinners, Pam usually prepares a vegan dish, but guests can bring whatever they like; we sometimes consult about the menu beforehand by email, which helps avoid food allergy problems. Two cats also lives here, which could be a problem if you're allergic, but they are friendly.