Titanic to set sail at Indian Lake Theater

INDIAN LAKE - The Indian Lake Theater will offer movie-goers much more than just a viewing of Titanic on Saturday, April 24.

In conjunction with the Adirondack Not-for-Profit Network's (ANN) first annual "Celebrating the Good Works" house parties, the Indian Lake Theater will be re-creating, in part, the Titanic's fateful voyage on April 10, 1912 from the port of Southampton, UK.

"We are very pleased to offer this 'themed' evening while celebrating local not-for-profit organizations," said theater director Patricia Connor.

Beginning at 6 p.m., "passengers" who have purchased "boarding passes" will enter the theater to dine on dishes offered on the April 10 menu, such as oysters, salmon and foie gras as served in the First Class dining room on the Titanic. Second Class samplings will include cold asparagus, curried chicken and roasted turkey. Third Class or steerage travelers were expected to bring most of their own food, but the kitchen will provide Irish stew or ragout of beef and bread and butter.

"We hope the evening gives people a snapshot of what it was like to board and live on the Titanic as it sailed the open sea 98 years ago," said Connor.

Along with luxury liner cuisine, music and newsreels will be playing during cocktails and dinner. At 7:30 p.m., the Titanic will set sail once again on the big screen. During the intermission, coffee and dessert, such as Waldorf pudding and cheese and fruit will be served.

In keeping with the evening's theme, "passengers" are requested to dress in the attire appropriate for the class of boarding pass they have purchased. Tiaras and tuxedoes for first class guests are encouraged - those in steerage may find suspenders, flannel, work boots and shawls fit their characters well.

Ticket prices are as follows: 1st Class: $25 per person/$45 per couple; 2nd Class: $20 per person/$35 per couple; Steerage: $15 per person/$25 per couple. All tickets include: cocktails, dinner, movie, dessert and coffee.

To purchase boarding passes, please contact the theater at 648-5950 or e-mail info@indianlaketheater.org. Reservations are requested. Deadline for ticket purchases is April 19.

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