The plan was simple: Show seven classic films on seven consecutive Mondays. Show movies that aren't generally available in theaters. Bring people downtown on a night that's often dark in Hagerstown.
So Monday Movies was organized. Movies will be shown at 7 p.m. Mondays beginning July 19, all screened at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.
"We're trying to revitalize the downtown," said Deb Fyodorov, member of a local committee that organized the film series. "There have to be more entertainment things to do downtown."
The Monday Movies series features seven classic, international films, released from 1938 to 1962. "Beauty and the Beast," a French movie produced in 1946, will be the first in the series. Six of the seven films will be shown in black and white. One is in English; the others are English-subtitled. Tickets cost $5 per person.
The organizing committee is a spin-off committee from the Creative Minds program.