What's old is new again, or at least "in" again and what once took place in a little town called Bethel, NY 40 years ago is happening again tonight, in a little town called Milton, De...kind of, anyway. It's the second coming of Woodstock, in spirit and on the big screen, and for those of us who missed it the first time around and for those of us looking to recapture some our "glory days", Milton Theatre is giving us all a chance to do it this weekend with the screening of "Taking Woodstock" the 1970 documentary of the hostoric 1969 event.
Like Woodstock itself, this 1970 documentary is just as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” in American History and considered the best, most accurate account of the famed festival largely becasue it was created first hand, by many of the people who were atually there and plugged into the whole "scene". This film is so important in fact, that it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1996. And you can catch a glimpse into the relevance of it all again tonight.
But to really make the experience come to life, Milton Theatre is going one better than just screening the film, by also hosting a costume contest to see who shows up in the best, most authentic '60's get up (that's clothes), which should, hopefully add "some fun and atmosphere to the night", says Deanna Duby, vice president of the Milton Theatre.
Milton Theatre, located at 110 Union Street, will open the doors at 6:15 p.m. and the film will start at 7 p.m. refreshments will be available and remember, prizes will be awarded for the best ‘60s costumes. The screening is free but donations are always graciously accepted.
For more information, call 302-684-3400.