• Malden Public Library Hosts Movie Night

    by  • February 1, 2017 • Local • 0 Comments

    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.”


    Sara Zakaria, currently freshman at Malden High School, joined the Blue and Gold because of her passion and devotion for writing. Zakaria found out about the class in middle school, and thought it was the perfect opportunity to use the writing skills she possesses and get them published in the process. Her favorite subject is English, considering the writing, and her least is math. Although High School is going to take some time, she announces that she can get used to it, “it’s better than middle school” Zakaria says. Her hobbies include listening to music, especially her favorite artist: Joe Strummer, and watching movies such as Trainspotting. Other hobbies include swimming and reading books. She has one older brother and desires to have a cat. Zakaria knows some people already, but is enthusiastic to meet others and make new friends. In hopes to improve her writing skills, Zakaria is looking forward to getting her work published through the help of the Blue and Gold.

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