HICKORY — People are invited to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., to test their knowledge of science fiction movies from the silent era through the 1960s. You are welcome to come with family or friends as a team of two to five people, on your own to be grouped with others onsite, or come to watch the fun.
The facilitator Joe Barrett became addicted to movies in 1963 upon seeing “From Russia, with Love.” He had access to a large number of movie theaters in both New Jersey and New York, where he saw hundreds of films throughout the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. He wrote film reviews in college and co-hosted and produced a biweekly TV show “The Movie Buff” that was broadcast throughout New Jersey and New York for a year. Barrett was a division manager of 12 theaters and a drive-in for several years, worked as a production assistant and cameraman in motion pictures, TV shows, commercials, and broadcast sports on radio. He is currently doing weekly movie reviews on 1290 WHKY/102.3 FM which is in its 19th year, and has interviewed many TV and film personalities. He has addressed the movie business for various Rotary clubs and business meetings and lives in Hickory.
The science fiction movie trivia program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 304-0500 ext. 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is at 375 Third St. NE on the SALT Block.