FOLA Will Reopen the Heald Auditorium With a Silent Movie Comedy Classic, “The Freshman”

After discussing the options with Scott Murphy, Ludlow’s Municipal Manager, FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) hopes to reopen the Heald Auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall on Saturday, August 21 at 7 PM with its annual Silent Movie Festival, featuring the comedic eloquence of Harold Lloyd in the comedy classic, “The Freshman”.

Pictured above is Harold Lloyd in a scene from “The Freshman”

According to Scott Stearns, FOLA’s Program Director, “This will be a wonderful chance for area folks to enjoy the great comedy of Harold Lloyd along with the incomparable musical background created by Jeff Rapsis”.  He added that FOLA will be restarting its movie and musical schedule at that time with events planned through the end of the year. 

FOLA has already made arrangements with Susan Haefner and Lisa Brigantino for a live musical concert in the auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 13.

The full schedule for the restarted 2021 season will include:

Saturday,  August 21– Silent Movie Festival:  The Freshman

Saturday,  September 25 – FILM: Brigadoon 

Saturday,  October 23 – FILM:  Sleepy Hollow

Saturday,  November 13 – Live Musical Concert Featuring Susan Haefner & Lisa Brigantino

Saturday,  December 18 – FILM:  It’s a Wonderful Life
Wednesday,  December 29 – FILM:  Little Women (starts at 5 PM)

Unless otherwise noted, all events will start at 7 PM.

As indicated by Murphy in his discussions with FOLA, all of these plans are subject to both the future developments associated with the Covid virus as well as plans initiated by Governor Scott.


Live Musical Concert Scheduled for November 13 Featuring Susan Haefner & Lisa Brigantino

In the hope that some degree of normalcy may have returned to our lives by Saturday, November 13, 2021, FOLA has arranged with the “Little Yellow House Studio” to book a live musical concert featuring Susan Haefner and Lisa Brigantino.

More information on the concert will be presented in the future – but FOLA just wanted to make sure everyone understood that it was seriously planning on restarting its programs in the lovely Heald Auditorium.

So, stay tuned and keep checking this site as more information on movie and musical events is made available.