Hickory – Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. to test your knowledge of science fiction movies from the 1970s through the present day. Compete on your own or bring family and friends for a team. Spectators are welcome. We look forward to some friendly competition as we learn how much our community knows about Soylent Green, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Predator, The Matrix, X-Men, and many more!

The facilitator Joe Barrett became addicted to movies in 1963 upon seeing From Russia, with Love. He had access to a large number of movie theaters in both NJ and NY, where he saw hundreds of films throughout the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. He wrote film reviews in college and cohosted and produced a biweekly TV show “The Movie Buff” that was broadcast throughout NY and NJ for one year. Barrett was a Division Manager of 12 theaters and a drive-in for several years, worked as a production assistant and cameraman in motion pictures, TV shows, commercials, and even made Amos Famous in his first cookie commercial. He broadcast sports on radio in NJ. He is currently doing weekly movie reviews on 1290 WHKY/102.3 FM which is in its 19th year and has interviewed many TV and film personalities. He has addressed the movie business for various Rotary Clubs and business meetings and resides in Hickory.

The Science Fiction Movie Trivia program on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 304-0500 ext. 7235. Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE, Hickory, NC.