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Holiday Events at the New London Little Theatre

Are you looking for a prime destination for outstanding movies, music, and special events? Look no further than New London’s Little Theater.

The Little Theater has a series of events designed to transcend space and time, and showcase performers whose talents will leave the audience mesmerized.

Rialto Revisited

The lights dim, and the theater darkens as depictions of clouds looming in the sky come into focus. Every shade of monochrome flickers across the screen. The only glimmer of light in the blackness comes not from the moon, but from the image of cigarette tips just before their ashes fall to the cold stony ground below.

Welcome to Rialto Revisited at the Little Theater.

A joint effort between the Little Theatre and New London Roaming, Rialto Revisited showcases the storied history of the cinema. Using 21st-century technology, the Little Theater is committed to ensuring these public domain, and independent films continue to transcend time, allowing future generations to not miss out on these cinematic marvels.

Stop by one Sunday and enjoy a free showing of such classic films as Caesar and Cleopatra, and Battle of the Worlds.

Afterward, try a refreshing beverage at the Little Theater’s Auditorium Bar. Whether it’s a mid-century tiki drink, golden-age cocktail, wines from Hinterland Vineyards, or a good old fashioned Coca-Cola, the Auditorium Bar will no doubt have something to wet your whistle.

The New London Story Show

“The New London Story Show” is sold out for November 17th as Heather King, owner of Flyleaf Book Shop, presented “Pilgrimage.” This live theater event blasts Reading Rainbow out of the water, giving enthusiastic local writers a chance to showcase their true personal stories, centered around a theme.  These are passionate, compelling, merry, and always heartfelt tales.

Come out and show your support for these sensational storytellers. Watch for future events with tickets available at Eventbrite for $10.

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Flyleaf Book Club

Speaking of Flyleaf Book Shop, customers can browse amongst the thousands of quality used books for purchase at their Willmar and New London locations. And forget the randomness you find at national book chain stores. Each volume at Flyleaf has been meticulously reviewed and only added to the shelves after careful deliberation. Flyleaf has built a reputation as the place to find great used books in excellent condition.

If you enjoy the stories at The New London Story Show, join the Flyleaf Book Club. Members are happy to answer the question, “what is a flyleaf?”

5th Annual New London Dickens Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the 5th Annual New London Dickens Christmas is a beautiful way to experience the true spirit of Christmas. At the Little Theater, you find a festival of unrestrained joy.

December 7th, from 9 to 11 a.m., savor the spirit of the season and the heavenly aroma while striding down the delicious cookie walk. Don’t forget to take your Christmas selfies with Santa as the Little Theater celebrates the wonders of the season and community spirit.

After a bit of Christmas shopping, head back to the Little Theater and warm up with a cup of classic Eggnog or Dickens’ Fire Punch (made using Dickens’ very own special recipe), while enjoying a delightful afternoon caroling at Little T’s Auditorium Bar.

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Hot Jazz Dance Party

Jazz up your Dickens Christmas and swing by the Little Theater for an afternoon of holiday cheer, with a side of New Orleans flair at the 5th Annual New London Dickens Xmas – Hot Jazz Dance Party!

Give your dancing shoes a workout as Miss Myra and the Moonshiners dole out a double set of hoots, hollers, and horns guaranteed to make Scrooge himself make a beeline to the dance floor. Miss Myra and The Moonshiners’ powerful vocals, smoking horn section, and smooth rhythms, will transport you to the hottest jazz club in New Orleans, and you won’t even need a plane ticket.

With an extensive repertoire of time-honored tunes from the ’20s and ’30s and uplifting originals, Miss Myra and the Moonshiners will help you toss out the “bah humbugs” and kick off a magical holiday season — Dickens style! Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets for $12.

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-& Roll

Maybe jazz and Dickens didn’t tickle your fancy, but that craft beer from Goat Ridge Brewery was delightful. Just a short stroll down the street, inside the Goat Ridge Brewery, you will find a ton of events to keep you in the festive mood as well. Enjoy first-rate original music performed by bands from around the Midwest while you rock the house and boogie down on the dance floor.

Not in the mood for dancing? Not a problem. Sit back and enjoy the riverside beer garden as you sip one of the unfiltered craft beers on tap or any of the house-made sodas or coffees.

“Authentic place, feels like being home with a great selection of locally produced beers with true taste, fresh delicious food and friendly staff.” — TripAdvisor review. 

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Brunch is Back

The Goat Ridge isn’t just about nightlife. Every Sunday during the holiday season, stop by for a delicious Sunday Brunch brought to you by the Model Citizen Restaurant. Sample enticing traditional and non-tradition farm-to-table menu items that’ll fill your stomach and tantalize your tastebuds.

Along with its global cuisines, Model Citizen is also a teaching kitchen helping educate students in culinary skills, food waste, and management.

Something For Everyone

Check out The Little Theatre Calendar or Goat Ridge Brewery Events for more downtown New London events.

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