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First Thursdays: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
First Thursdays are brought to you by
the Sheffield Foundation
Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street takes us inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators, artists, writers, and educators who, together established one of the most influential programs in television history, focusing on the first two experimental and groundbreaking decades of Sesame Street, highlighting this visionary “gang.”
With interviews with the original surviving creators, and their families, we hear and see how “the gang” came together. They share stories of the challenges and stumbling blocks involved to create the show and its iconic characters, and also speak to confronting boundaries that came their way with unflinching purpose. All with a wicked sense of humor, and pure joy. The gang knew that they were part of something that was special, critically important, and bigger than themselves.
First Thursdays Film Series: On the first (or second!) Thursday of the month throughout the year, Gorton screens the latest in independent cinema – from award-winning documentaries, to riveting dramas to artistically excellent cinematic short films. Thank you to the Sheffield Foundation for sponsoring the First Thursdays Film Series through the Gorton Producer Program.
The John and Nancy Hughes Theater is a proud member of NATO – the National Alliance of Theater Owners and adheres to NATO’s “CinemaSafe” campaign, a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support safe moviegoing. Gorton is proud to join more than 33,000 screens nationwide who have committed to implementing expert-backed, industry-specific health and safety protocols, including, but not limited to:
- Encouraging those patrons who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a mask while inside. Masks are of course welcome to be worn for your comfort regardless.
- Enhancing building cleaning, and providing hand sanitizer stations.
CinemaSafe puts the health and safety of our patrons and staff at the core of our film presentations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gorton’s Director of Film, Rebecca Fons (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies – safely!
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