1936 Hitchcock thriller is LRPA's late movie feature

 

 

LACONIA — An Alfred Hitchcock thriller about terrorism in the United Kingdom will be the featured "LRPA After Dark" presentation this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, at 10:30 p.m. on Lakes Region Public Access Channel 25.

"Sabotage" stars Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka and John Loder. Homolka plays a London movie-theater owner who maintains a secret life as a paid terrorist. Homolka's wife Sylvia Sidney doesn't suspect Homolka of any wrongdoing, but she's picked up enough secondhand information about her husband's activities to arouse the interest of government agent, played by Loder.

"Sabotage" bears similarities with several of Hitchcock's previous films, particularly Blackmail (1929), which also features a murder committed by a woman in a dazed state.

The subject matter of "Sabotage" — organized terrorist activities — may have seemed outrageous to pre-World War II audiences, but will seem very up-to-date to today's viewer. The film includes one of Hitchcock's most infamous scenes, one that shocked audiences in 1936 and is still quite powerful more than 70 years later.

Those who are not subscribers to MetroCast Cablevision can watch the program by logging on to Live Stream through the Public Access website, www.lrpa.org.

 

603 Alliance holding inaugural gala Friday night in Concord

CONCORD — The 603 Alliance has organized an event at the Grappone Center in Concord starting at 6:30 p.m Friday night for people who want to join in a party atmosphere of celebration for the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump..

The event includes dining, a 10 piece band - The B Street Bombers, and fun photo op activities. Attendees can eat what and when they want over an hour and a half time frame. Two large screens will play live footage of the D.C. balls. Formal attire is suggested but not required. All proceeds after expenses will go to Liberty House of Manchester to help with homeless veterans needs.

A limited $75 dollar a person tickets still are available for sale for the event and can be ordered by going to www.603Alliance.org or calling Fran Wendelboe at 968-7988.

Binnie Media hosting Colonial Theater fundraising telethon on Jan. 25

LACONIA — Binnie Media will host a radio telethon fundraiser on Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to benefit the Colonial Theater project.

Belknap Economic Development  Executive Director Justin Slattery, said "We greatly appreciate the support of Binnie Media and look forward to participating in the radio telethon. The telethon will be a good opportunity for the listening public to learn more about the Colonial project and future plans."

The live radio telethon can be heard on 107.3 FM WEMJ and 98.3 FM WLNH. The twelve hour telethon will include historical facts about the project and future uses of the new theater space. Binnie Media encourages all listeners to call in and support the fundraising campaign by making a donation.

Slattery said "Any business or resident interested in learning more about the Colonial Theater capital campaign is encouraged to contact us at 524-3057 or visit 609MainStreet.org."