Each year, the Carrollton Center for the Arts honors former local resident and Oscar winner, the late Susan Hayward, with a showing of one of her films from the golden age of the silver screen. This year ‘s film is The Conqueror, starring Hayward, John Wayne and Agnes Moorehead.
Halloween is approaching at a full gallop! As the temperature and leaves begin to drop, head downtown to enjoy these frightfully fun fall festivities.
Amp Movie Night: Hocus Pocus Friday, October 25, 8:30pm, The Amp on Bradley Grab the kiddos and enjoy dinner at one of our many downtown eateries. Then, head to the Amp for movie night featuring the funny Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. Free
Youth Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow October 25 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Carrollton Center for the Arts The Carrollton Youth Theatre brings Washington Irving’s gothic story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to the Danny Mabry Theatre stage, just in time for Halloween. In the play, a late-1700s school teacher named Ichabod Crane comes to Sleepy Hollow, New York, and finds himself at odds with a local named Brom Bones over a woman named Katrina. Meanwhile, the ghost of a soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the American Revolution haunts the area every night in search of his missing head. Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman said, “Our production this fall is full of special effects that will put you in the mood for Halloween.” Tickets: $10 Adult $5 Youth
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Dept.: Downtown Fall Festival October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Adamson Square Parks and Rec’s annual Downtown Fall Festival will bring candy, costumes and a carnival atmosphere to Adamson Square. The popular yearly festival features trick-or-treating around the square, free games and inflatables for jumping and sliding. Snacks will be available for one dollar, cash only. Children through the age of 12 are encouraged to come dressed in their best costume and participate in the costume contest, held at 11:00 a.m. at the Amp. PS: Don’t forget to bring a basket for trick-or-treating with the downtown businesses. Sponsored by Scott Evans Nissan & Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. Free
Join us on August 30th at 7pm at the Carrollton Center for the Arts for the Carroll County premiere of the 2018 independent film “Blaze,” based on the life of country music legend Blaze Foley who once lived in a tree house in Roopville with script co-writer and Whitesburg resident Sybil Rosen. The film, directed by actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke, debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and now comes home to Carroll County, where Foley began writing songs after meeting Rosen in 1975 at Banning Mill, at the time a quasi-artist colony. Blaze Foley is best known for his songs “If I Could Only Fly” and “Clay Pigeons,” covered by the likes of Willie Nelson, John Prine, and Merle Haggard. Foley was once Michael David Fuller, an aspiring but aimless musician who came to 1970s countercultural Carroll County after working as a roadie for the band Buzzard’s Roost, who nicknamed him “Depty Dawg.” It was during Foley’s time living with Rosen in a makeshift platform in the woods of Roopville that he christened himself Blaze Foley and began writing the songs that would one day make him a legend. “Blaze” is rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and drug use. The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with Sybil Rosen. Screening sponsored by Underground Books.
Carrollton Center for the Arts
251 Alabama St. Carrollton,