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The most amusing cat videos of the past year are featured in “CatVideoFest 2021,” which opens this weekend at The Moviehouse in Millerton, N.Y.  Photo by Adina Voicu from Pixabay​

America’s Favorite Cat Videos, On the Big Screen

Cat Videos

There are many reasons to rejoice that the beloved Millerton, N.Y., movie theater, The Moviehouse, is open again (and now has an elevator and an ice machine!).

New owners David Maltby and Chelsea Altman also are working hard to schedule films that are diverse, timely, interesting — and quirky. There was the screening of “Jaws,” in time for national Shark Week, for example. Also unexpected was the screening of the remastered version of the erotic French thriller, “La Piscine.”

Coming up this weekend: A film that pays homage to the animal that many believe is responsible for the success of the YouTube online video channel: the cat.

From July 23 to 25, The Moviehouse will show the hour-long “CatVideoFest 2021.” As YouTube has shown, you don’t have to be a cat, own a cat or even particularly like cats to like videos about cats. 

Preview materials about the film say that, “CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters.”

In other words, you could watch cat videos alone at home, but isn’t it much more fun to watch and laugh along with your friends and neighbors? Best of all, 10% of ticket sales from The Moviehouse screenings  will go to the Little Guild in West Cornwall, Conn. 

Tickets are $8.50 and $10.50 and can be ordered online ahead of time at www.themoviehouse.net. 

For those who are more interested in cool cats than in real cats, the theater is also showing the documentary film about the late chef and general cool cat Anthony Bourdain this month.

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