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WHAT: Read It - See It Film Series at The Ritz: "Murder on the Orient Express"
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18
WHERE: The Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington Street, Tiffin
A local theatre is teaming up with the public library in an effort to encourage families to read.
The Ritz Theatre is hosting their annual Read It – See It Film Series and this month they will be presenting the film “Murder on the Orient Express,” based on the Agatha Christie book of the same name, as part of the series. The theatre will be showing the film at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18 at their location, 30 South Washington Street in Tiffin.
“We are partnering with the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library for this series and we screen movies that are great works of literature,” said Michael Strong, executive director of the theatre. “We showcase different books at the library and then people are invited to come watch the film versions of the books after they have read the books.”
While you do not have to read the books to go to the screenings, it is fun to see the differences between the books and the films.
Each month the library showcases a different book and then after a few weeks the theatre shows the movie that corresponds with the book.
“All the books and movies we have chosen are family friendly and something you can enjoy with your kids,” Strong said. “Most of the movies are rated PG-13 or lower.”
For the November book and movie in the Read It – See It Film Series the theatre and library will be showcasing “Murder on the Orient Express.” The previous books and movies featured in the series this year have included “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
“The book and movie ‘Murder of the Orient Express’ is about a murder on a train and a detective is trying to track down the murderer,” Strong said. “It was written by Agatha Christie and the movie we are watching is from 1974.”
When choosing a movie the theatre sometimes screens the classic version of the movie and other times they screen the remake, it all depends on what will attract a bigger audience.
Some of the other books and movies that will be featured in the series this year and next year include “The Hunger Games,” “Moneyball,” “Indian in the Cupboard” and “Charlotte’s Web.”
“It is a great way to encourage the community to read and an opportunity to spend some quality time with your family,” Strong said. “We try to accommodate the younger attendees, as well as older teenagers, so we feel there is really something for everyone.”
For a complete list of books and movies featured in the Read It - See It Film Series at The Ritz, visit www.ritztheatre.org.