Film caps an intense year for Latchis

BRATTLEBORO — On Aug. 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont, putting the Latchis Theatre out of commission for nearly seven weeks and affecting hundreds of businesses and households in Windham County.

One intense year later, on Aug. 28, 2012, the Latchis Theatre was packed for a fun-filled screening of Singin' in the Rain, a communal commemoration of the one-year milestone.

Not surprisingly, our community didn't just celebrate but also remembered those who are still burdened with the aftereffects of the flooding.

While the movie was free, donations were accepted to benefit the Southeastern Vermont Long Term Recovery Committee. The donation box was literally stuffed full of cash and checks, and the miraculous total came to $1,089.86.

Thanks to everyone who came out, especially the kids and their parents, on what was, for many, the first school night of the season. What fun it was to remember the great experience of sharing a movie in a packed house!

Thanks for clapping for the musical numbers. Thanks for agreeing that Singin' in the Rain was the perfect way to wave good-bye to the year of Irene.

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