Hallelujah! Movie nights are back on in Sausalito at the Spaulding Marine Center! How long has it been? Too long! But the wait is over, and next week, on Friday, February 10, the popcorn machine fires up, the doors open, and everyone (up to 100 of us) is welcomed to the theater of the ages — the iconic “middle of the house” theater at the wooden boat den on Gate 5 Road.
The first movie for the year is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Yes, we imagine you’ve all seen it, but have you seen it in such style? And as Tim Henry wrote after a show in 2018, “…movies are best seen with an audience and as part of a collective.” The collective is, of course, sailors, most of whom are, at heart, pirates.
The Curse of the Black Pearl is the first in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and, we hope, only the first of the series that will be screened at Spaulding in the near future. The film stands alongside other great sailing films such as Master and Commander, Captain Blood, and Captains Courageous, each of which has had the honor of being screened among the frames and segments of wooden boats, old and new.
And, the best part… it’s free!
So put it on your calendar now, because there will be only 100 seats on a first come first seated basis.
Where: Spaulding Marine Center — 600 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
When: Friday, February 10, 2023
Time: Doors open at 6:30 screening at 7:00 p.m.
Parking: No parking in Clipper lot — please see link to permitted parking areas.
If you’re wondering what it’s like to watch a move at Spaulding, check out our review of the screening of Captains Courageous.