The First Movie to Make Me Cry is Coming Back to Waterbury
Do you remember the first movie that ever made you cry? For me, it was Steven Spielberg's 1982 masterpiece E.T. - the Extra Terrestrial. I saw it on the day it opened, June 11, 1982, my 13th birthday. I cried so hard at the end of that film.
I've seen most of Spielberg's films, some way more than others, because a few make me sob uncontrollably. I can't watch Schindler's List, or Saving Private Ryan, they affect me too deeply, and I need to try to be funny at my job. Jaws? I've seen it hundreds of times.
I was lucky enough to be alive to see many of the classic films of the 70's, 80's, and 90's in a theater. I love how local theaters here have screened classic films for a new generation of movie goers. I saw a show announcement this morning that takes this a step further for us fans of live entertainment.
Waterbury's Palace Theater has just announced an upcoming event that hits me in the feels - A screening of E.T., with live orchestration from the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. It's happening on Saturday night, April 1, 2023. You need a moment of uplifting music and a preview of what to expect? Here you go -
John Williams and Spielberg have collaborated multiple times over the course of our lifetimes, and have come up with masterpieces more often than not. If you need a good cry, or just appreciate the art that a live orchestra can create, this has the potential to be a wonderful event.
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