Despite it being the off-off-season at this point (even the crickets have left for warmer climes), there are still ways to get out and have fun in Ptown. I can’t think of a better way to spend a winter’s day (or evening) than with a movie. It’s the perfect excuse to hunker down. And if you actually go TO a movie, you can venture out, but you don’t have to go far, you don’t have to talk, you will be entertained, and there can be food (if you want). All wins in the fight against winter/off-season hermit-dom. Below are three different winter film series currently going on in town.
The Provincetown Film Society presents screenings every Wednesday, 7p.m. of a wide variety of films ranging from 1931’s Le Million (a French film about the journey of a winning lottery ticket) to Popeye (Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall circa 1980) to Nightcrawler (a 2014 psychothriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal).
Crone’s Winter Film Series @ Sage Inn & Lounge
Every Friday, 7p.m., at the Sage Inn & Lounge, film historian Michelle Crone presents a different film from 1939, a year she describes as “the greatest year in the history of filmmaking.” Films include Son of Frankenstein (February 3), The Wizard of Oz (March 3), and Wuthering Heights (March 10).
Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee Film Series
This free film series at the Provincetown Public Library presents films and short documentaries that take a closer look at moral injustices that are happening here in the Unites States of America. Topics include immigration, struggles facing Native American communities, and racism in America. Screenings are every Saturday in January and February, 2:00 p.m.
Looking for more to do in Ptown this winter? My go-to online resource is Ptownie.com. Their e-newsletter is a handy weekly calendar full of possibilities.