About the Film Series
The Champlain Valley Film Series began showing movies in 2003 in the theater at the Willsboro Central School in Willsboro, NY, debuting with Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Breaking Away, and Shakespeare in Love. In the summer of 2004 we started screening films outdoors behind the Essex Inn, in Essex, NY, with Some Like It Hot and North by Northwest. The summer movie series continued in 2005 with such films as Notorious and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In the winter of 2006 we began a new indoor series, with films such as March of the Penguins, The Battle of Algiers, and Capote. That summer we also began showing movies outdoors at Ballard Park in Westport, NY, with Master and Commander and A Hard Day's Night.
Since 2003, the Champlain Valley Film Society has shown over 200 current and classic movies. You can see the complete list on the About Us page of this website. Over the years, many of you have told us that you trust our choice of films and if you can’t get to the Grange you watch these movies on Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon. So we had the idea that you might be interested in a list of our favorite films, many of which we haven’t had the time to show.