This is unusual: a movie screening at a tobacco shed. But no place could be more appropriate for a showing of "Parrish."
The 1960 film starring Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Karl Malden and Claudette Colbert was filmed on tobacco farms in Windsor and East Windsor. It tells the story of a young man who gets a job at a Connecticut shade tobacco farm and comes to love the industry.
It will be shown Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. outside the newly restored tobacco shed at Welles-Shipman-Ward house, 972 Main St. (Route 17) in Glastonbury. The shed, which once stood where the Glastonbury-East Hartford Elementary Magnet School is now, was moved and reconstructed piece by piece on the Welles-Shipman-Ward grounds. It now houses horse-drawn carriages and an antique fire engine.
The event is part of a 90th birthday party for Howard Horton, a longtime tobacco farmer and member of the Historical Society of Glastonbury.
Admission is a $10 suggested donation to benefit the HSG. Pizza and birthday cake will be served. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs, blankets, popcorn and insect repellent. Park at St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Road. Disabled parking is on Welles-Shipman-Ward property. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.Copyright © 2015, CT Now