7 Reasons to Attend the Glimmerglass Film Days

Experience one of the more unique things to do in Cooperstown by attending the Glimmerglass Film Days. This year will be their seventh year showcasing outstanding films from around the world. Discover our reasons to attend the Glimmerglass Film Days and start planning your Cooperstown getaway today!

Film viewing

During the Glimmerglass Film Days, there are over 20 different films available for viewing. The Glimmerglass Film Days screenings and events are held throughout the town in various locations including the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Village Hall Ballroom, Fenimore Art Museum, and a few more. Be sure to check their website for exact locations and times.

More than just films

While the entire festival is centered around world-renowned films and documentaries, there are numerous other activities that take place over the weekend. Enhance your experience by attending one of the filmmaker talks, forums, art exhibits, guided walks, and workshops.

Opening night party

To kick off the festivities, the traditional opening night bash is held on the first Thursday of the film weekend. It is your chance to meet filmmakers, artists, and experts in the field. It is also a great way to start off the weekend of fast-paced and engaging film viewing. The event includes a buffet, complimentary beverage, plus a cash bar.

Free film Fridays

To get a feel for what Glimmerglass Film days are all about without costing you much, attend their free film Fridays. Stick around after the screening for a post-screening discussion with the producers of the film.

For the kids

There is even a film for the kids. The Glimmerglass Kids’ Film this year is Fantastic Mr. Fox. There is a kids’ film screening every year and is free to the public.

Around town

One of the best reasons to attend the Glimmerglass Film Days is spending time in the charming town of Cooperstown. Walk the streets of the historic downtown, soak up some nature at Otsego Lake, discover the many museums and other points of interest in the town, and more. Plus, other events like the Cooperstown East Restaurant Week and guided hikes and walks from Otsego Outdoors are planned the same weekend of the festival.

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Stay at the Inn at Cooperstown

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