'N.H. Chronicle' TV show to be hosted by Wilton Town Hall Theater
Friday, March 8, 2013
By JESSIE SALISBURY
WILTON – All week, March 4 thorough 8, the television show New Hampshire Chronicle will be hosted by the Wilton Town Hall Theater, the century-old movie theater located upstairs in Wilton's town hall.
“They’re using it as a base where they introduce the other segments from,” theater owner
Dennis Markaverich said Saturday. The show doesn’t exactly showcase the theater, but “the
cameraman was amazing, he found a lot of places to take his pictures.”
Those places include the lower lobby with its movie posters, behind the counter and the pop
corn, and the exterior of the Town Hall,
The idea started when Chronicle wanted to do a feature on Jeff Rapsis, who provides keyboard music for the
silent movie series.
“Jeff said he wanted to do it in a real theater,” Markaverich said. “He also
plays in libraries and schools. So they came here and the producers said this would be a perfect
base to do Chronicle.”
The producers, Sean Mcdonald and Erin Fehleau, came back the following week with the
“I took Erin down to the town office and the office crew invited her to lunch,” Markaverich said. “We had
a great time and they stayed longer than they had planned.”
Although they asked him about the theater and the movies he shows, Markaverich said, “I
pretty much stayed out of it.”
The Rapsis segment will air on Tuesday along with a piece on Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason.
Chronicle airs at 7 p.m. on Channel 9.