2014-09-04 / News

Old Firehouse in Edom begins sixth season of entertainment

Beginning its 2014-15 season of entertainment, The Old Firehouse in Edom is proud to announce its first Independent Film Screening of Magnolia Pictures' The Double on September 20 and the first performance of its Acoustic Concert Series featuring returning singer-songwriter and local favorite Randy Brown on September 27.

The Double, a film by Richard Ayoade, stars Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska. Simon James (Eisenberg) is a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization. He is overlooked by his boss (Wallace Shawn) and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah (Wasikowska), the lovely copy room girl he pines for. Undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns, it seems that his directionless life couldn’t get any worse— until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite— confident, charismatic and seductive with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

Mineola's Randy Brown, who describes himself as a late-blooming songwriter with far too much thinking time on his hands, has independently released two solo recordings. In describing his music, Randy says “imagine if Charles Darwin met Guy Clark and Van Morrison at an MIT barbecue in honor of Albert Einsteins birthday.” This is the sense of the clever mind and music of Randy Brown.

Future concerts and films will be scheduled each month from September through May and can be found at www.theoldfirehouse.net. On October 11, the audience will screen Traveling Salesman, a cerebral thriller about four mathematicians who solve the most powerful problem in computer science history. On October 25 the Old Firehouse welcomes the return of Andy Gullahorn, who has been described as one of the “very few writers who can create songs that are hilarious, inspiring, happy and sad – sometimes all at once.”

Admission prices for concerts are typically $12 in advance and $15 and the door, and films range between $8-$10. All events are on Saturday evenings, with concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. and movies at 7 p.m.

The Old Firehouse is an intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free “Coffeehouse” which has made a name for itself by bringing national folk musicians and their all-original music to Edom’s unique listening room and stage. The Old Firehouse Cinema brings monthly, first run independent films to Edom as well.

Information about upcoming films, sponsorships, and advertising can be found by contacting The Old Firehouse at www.theoldfirehouse.net, info@theoldfirehouse.net or by phone at 903-852-ART1 (2781).

Both the concert and film series are labors-of-love by owners Jeff & Judy Gottesman, as they don’t expect to make any kind of profit from these endeavors, however sponsorships of the films and concerts are always appreciated.

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