The Malden Public Library hosted a movie night in the Maccario Room, from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. The Malden Public Library usually hosts movie nights every month.
The library played the movie Deepwater Horizon, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez and Dylan O’Brien, and is directed by Peter Berg. The movie is based on the true story of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, which was an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit, which caused it to sink and killed eleven workers and injured seventeen, and also created the large oil spill. The drama/thriller has a 83 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is also nominated for two Oscars at the Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.
A librarian, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was important that the Malden Public Library to continue hosting movie nights. “It helps build a strong community, bringing people together by watching and enjoying a film,” they said. Hosting movie nights also helps people who cannot afford to go to the movies a lot, and don’t have popular streaming sites like Netflix or Hulu. “[The library] like[s] to bring snacks and drinks in to create a nice environment, so everyone can be comfortable and just have a nice, fun night,” the librarian added.
A moviegoer, who also wished to remain anonymous, liked the idea of coming into the library to watch a film. They said how “[they found] comfort in going to the library, because it’s one of [their] favorite places to go to, since [they] was a kid. [They had] never went to watch a film in the library, so when [they] heard about it, [they] decided to go. It was pretty fun, and a great way to spend a night if you have nothing to do and you’re interested in watching a great movie.”