Above: Photo Courtesy of Red River Theater
Talk about pressure. Movie lovers in Concord have been trying to get a downtown, Main Street cinema open for more than a decade, pinning hopes and dreams of finally extending the downtown’s hot strip one more block to the south. Different folks had different ideas about the final product. All they knew for certain was the name: Red River Theaters — a reference to the Howard Hawks film about a grueling cattle drive. The person to see the mission to completion had to reconcile contrary views and get some very independent minds moving in the same direction. Looks like they found the right drover for this particular herd. New director Robbi Farschman has impressed just about everyone she has met, and the theater opens just as this article goes to press. First film to be shown? Red River.
This article appears in the March 2010 issue of New Hampshire Magazine