Mar 27 2015
Dear Strand Fan,
We always start our emails with that salutation. The concept of this email came about long ago when we were working on the concept that would become the Strand. We decided that most not-for-profits had a “curiosity” about them, and sometimes people wondered what they were up to. The Strand was to be different, no secrets, no hidden agendas. How could we accomplish this task? You are reading it; our Weekly Email. The salutation was from Steve F. who came up with the “Dear Strand Fan” as well as our motto “Building an audience, one seat at a time.” So now you know.
How are your brackets doing? The Strand is respectful of the incredible interest the Tournament attracts, and as such has a light schedule these next two weekends. But tonight we are having fun with the March installment of Friday Night Frights.
Tonight’s films are from Indiana Filmmaker Joshua Hull. The first film is “The Impersonators” (2014) It is about a ragtag group of birthday party superhero impersonators hired by a small town to help brighten up their streets and boost local morale. But when the local crime syndicate mistakes these misfits for actual heroes, the impersonators soon find themselves in over their heads in a hilarious fight for survival.
The second film is the brand new “Chopping Block” (2015) The movie follows a group of corporate types who get laid off. Desperate times call for desperate measures. They decide to kidnap their ex-boss’s daughter for ransom. Things take a bloody turn, when the boss’s daughter just happens to be the only survivor of a masked psychopath. A masked psychopath still out for blood. Hilarity & bloodshed ensue…A Slasher Comedy About Kidnappers, a Final Girl & One Very Angry Slasher.. “Horrible Bosses meets Halloween!”
These films are selected by the Strand’s hard working volunteer in charge of FNF. That is Branden Y. Branden has worked not only to secure films, but is a one man marketing machine. He was featured on Giant 96 Radio as well as an article in the online version of NUVO. He has social media covered. The result is an ever increasing audience to this event. Good job Branden!
On April 1st, the Strand welcomes Gloria Thomas and her talented singers. The Liberty United Methodist Church Choir is joined by members of the Blue River Community Choir and will perform an Easter Cantata. This group always provides a wonderful performance. Come out and hear for yourself, admission is free!
Did you notice the snow is gone? So did we. We also noticed the mud and dirt on all our sidewalks. We had to take a hose and clean them off. It is a constant struggle to keep the front of our facade clean. State Road 9 does an excellent job of kicking up dust and dirt. We wouldn’t trade our location for anything! The Strand is one of the most visible locations in downtown Shelbyville…just the way we like it!
The Strand will be holding a work session on Saturday April 11, 2015. We will start at 9:00am. Later in the morning we will be joined by volunteers from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ “Day of Community Service.” We are looking forward to really making headway that only comes with lots of volunteers. If you can make it, we will have 3 different projects at the same time. Steve F. will be guiding the crew in our Strand Annex. David F. will be leading the crew in our offices. Rhonda S. will be working in the auditorium. If we have enough people we will also send a group to our projection booth to disassemble our 1930’s projector being donated to the Shelby County Historical Society. It will be a fun day!
The final subject this week is something that is very important to talk about. We live in a great community. If you read these emails you know that. This week the Strand received a wonderful donation. As you might have read, the Bears of Blue River Festival decided to retire this year. We have said many times they have been doing the mission of the Strand with live music for over 30 years!
This week in the mail the Strand received a letter from the Bears of Blue River Festival Committee. They sent us a very generous donation as part of the disbursement of their remaining funds. A local community leader upon hearing this news said it best: “Bravo!” Thank you to the BBRF Committee for all they have done for our community. Your hard work, dedication, and generosity are what helps make Shelby County the place to Live, Work and Play!
April will be a month filled with a wide variety of entertainment at the Strand. It is all possible because of your support….thank you! See you at the Strand.
Friday Night Frights
THE IMPERSONATORS (2014)
CHOPPING BLOCK (2015)
movies of Joshua Hull
March 27, 2015 7:30pm
Liberty United Methodist Church
April 1, 2015 7:00pm
April 10, 2015 8:30pm
Mature Audience Only
Three Sisters Books and Gifts
April 22, 2015 7:00pm
Friday Night Frights
PIECES OF TALENT (2014)
April 24, 2015 7:30pm
Mature Audience Only
April 25, 2015 8:00pm
Appropriate for All Ages