Strand offers free screening to members

Nov 20, 2019
Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman in "Love Actually" (2003, UK/USA/France).

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., offers a free screening of "Love Actually" (2003, UK/USA/France) to its members on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, starting at 6 p.m. Current Strand Theatre members, as well as any person who becomes a member prior to the screening, are invited to attend. Memberships may be also purchased in the lobby immediately prior to the show.

Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," "Love Actually" involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There's also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid -- but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. The film is directed by Richard Curtis and is rated R.

The Strand Theatre, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, became a nonprofit in January 2014 and is now operated by Friends of the Strand Theatre. Memberships, as well as grants, sponsorships and fundraising efforts, help pay the operating expenses for the wide range of cultural and educational programming the theater offers to the community.

No regular admission tickets will be available for this show. For more information about the Strand Membership program, call 701-5053 or email jripley@rocklandstrand.com. For more information about the Strand Theatre, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email: info@rocklandstrand.com.

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