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Roberts Picks brings affordable entertainment to Statesboro
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The Averitt Center for the Arts offers relief from both the summer heat and high movie ticket prices with “Robert’s Picks” film series.

Every month, the Averitt Center’s technical director, Robert Fall, picks one of his favorite movies for this film series.

Robert’s Picks are free to the public and a great way to see classic films the way they are meant to be seen — on the big screen. Films showings begin at 7 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater.

On Aug. 7, Fall invites you to chill off with a double feature. At 5:30 p.m. the children’s movie “Ice Age” will be featured on the big screen. Your kids can enjoy this classic while adults can participate in the First Friday activities. The main feature, the 1980s classic “The Big Chill,” begins at 7 p.m.

Starring Jeff Goldblum and Glenn Close, the film offers a funny yet introspective look at love and friendship.

For further chills, the Averitt Center will be selling snow cones from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in front of the Emma Kelly Theater.

The Averitt Center is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For questions about these and other events contact us at (912) 212-ARTS (2787) or visit them on the Web at

The Averitt Center for the Arts is not a government agency and does not receive unrestricted funds from grants or local, state or federal funds. A large part of its funding is from individual supporters.

The Averitt Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) 3 organization. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations for the Georgia general assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner, The National Endowment for the Arts.