Free Screening of “Romance in Quincy” Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

March 6, 2019

Eastern Nazarene College will host a free public screening of Romance in Quincy at 7 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Ruth Cameron Auditorium in the Mann Student Center. The screening marks the kick off of a series of community events celebrating the college’s 100th anniversary in Quincy.

A Romance in Quincy is a professionally-produced movie from 1916, filmed entirely in the City of Quincy with a cast of local Quincy residents. The film includes romance, deceit, betrayal, action, and a happy ending in which love conquers all – and it accomplishes all of this with a running time of only 20 minutes!

The film with be accompanied by live music, composed and performed by Del Case. Case has produced concerts in collaboration with Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy Public Schools, The City of Quincy Mayor’s Office, Father Bill’s Place, St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, Quincy Council on Aging, Quincy Historical Society, and Phoenix House. He has worked with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union, which he directed for seven years. He is a frequent lecturer on music at the Thomas Crane Public Library and teaches music at Wheaton College in Norton.

Dr. Edward Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Quincy Historical Society, will host the evening, discussing the discovery, preservation, and historical significance of the film. Please join us for this rare opportunity to experience Quincy a century ago and enjoy a local treasure of the silent film era. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission charge and concessions will be available for purchase before the screening.