CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Theaters across the country, including 11 in Massachusetts, are planning to screen the movie “1984” next week in protest of President Trump’s policies.

By showing the film based on George Orwell’s famous book, organizers say they are taking a stand against the proposed elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Orwell’s novel begins with the sentence, ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’,” a statement from organizers reads. “Less than one month into the new presidential administration, theater owners collectively believe the clock is already striking thirteen.”

Some of the proceeds from the event, scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, are supposed to go toward local charities.

April 4 is when the book’s protagonist begins to keep a diary in an act of rebellion against the government.

1984 trump 11 Massachusetts Movie Theaters Will Show 1984 In Stand Against Trump

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Below is a list of participating theaters in Massachusetts:

Academy of Music Theatre / Northampton

Beacon Cinema / Pittsfield

Coolidge Corner Theatre / Brookline

Images Cinema / Williamstown

The Luna Theater / Lowell

Regent Theatre / Arlington

South Hadley’s Tower Theaters / South Hadley


The Cape Ann Cinema & Stage / Gloucester

The Brattle Theatre / Cambridge

Triplex Cinema / Great Barrington

  1. lizzzy321 says:

    Seriously? With everything that Trump is doing to ruin the environment and with a national debt that will require us to spend one TRILLION dollars a year in interest starting in 2026, movie theaters are making a stand against no funding for the arts?

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