The idea for an indoor movie screening came up while I was leading a Main Street program in Oyster Bay, New York. Quickly we found equipment, rigged a screen, and selected a series of films with Long Island ties. And, magically, an audience came out to our storefront and watched the series. A popcorn machine and bulk candy helped us create a true movie vibe.
When word got out to the public about our screening of The Great Gatsby, we were approached by a local resident who had original props from the film. That evening the props were brought in to accompany the screening.