The Frye Art Museum Announces New Regional Partners for Meet Me at the Movies Program

SEATTLE, WA, January 11, 2018

SEATTLE, WA — The Frye Art Museum is pleased to announce the expansion in 2018 of its Meet Me at the Movies program, which will now be presented at four locations throughout the Puget Sound region. After a successful partnership with the King County Library System in 2017, the Frye welcomes two new regional partners: the Rose Theatre of Port Townsend, and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA). Beginning in February 2018, this unique film program will be presented quarterly at the Bothell Library, the Rose Theatre, BIMA, and the Frye Art Museum.

“Since learning about this program several years ago, I’ve been looking forward to introducing it to the Rose and to Port Townsend. I’m grateful for this new partnership with the Frye,” said Rocky Friedman, owner of the Rose Theatre. Kristin L. Tollefson, BIMA Education Director adds, “Meet Me at the Movies aligns perfectly with BIMA’s focus on education and access for a broad range of ages, abilities and interests. We are eager to partner with the Frye in this venture, and look forward to opening new pathways for community conversation about art in all forms.”

Meet Me at the Movies is a program designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Entertaining, inspiring, and uplifting, the program celebrates the wonder of film and its ability to connect us with enduring memories. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion. The 2018 season kicks off with the theme of Exploration: participants will journey from the deserts of Lawrence of Arabia, to the reaches of space in The Right Stuff, and back to Earth’s oceans with Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue. Additional themes for 2018 include: Aging; the Pacific Northwest; and Animals. There is no registration required for this free program, which is offered on a first-come, first-seated basis.

“My mother and I have been attending the Frye Art Museum’s Meet Me at the Movies for a year. They have become favorite things to do together,” remarked one program participant. “These events invite attendees to reminisce during the discussions and offer relevant experiences from their past; many times I have been surprised and delighted by my mother’s contributions.” Adds another care partner, “[the program] gives us time to just be ourselves, two sisters enjoying each other’s company. These sessions bring up shared memories, and often lead to deeper conversations about our shared past. We were at the Frye’s very first Meet Me at the Movies, and now mark the calendar for every opportunity to attend.”

Meet Me at the Movies, developed by leading Alzheimer’s specialist Dr. John Zeisel, was initially launched in collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute in 2006. Frye Art Museum Manager of Creative Aging Programs, Mary Jane Knecht, studied with Dr. Zeisel and brought the program to the Frye in 2014.

2018 Program

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave, Seattle
11:30 am—1 pm
Saturdays: February 3, May 19, August 18, November 3

Bothell Library
18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell
3—4:30 pm
Saturdays: February 3, August 18, November 3

Rose Theatre
235 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
1—2:30 pm
Tuesdays: February 6, May 22, August 21, November 13

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island
10:30 am—noon
Fridays: February 9, May 25, August 24, November 9

Information

Frye Art Museum, 206 432 8265
King County Library System, 425 486 7811
Rose Theatre, 360 385 1039
BIMA, 206 451 4004

About Creative Aging

The Creative Aging initiative at the Frye Art Museum comprises an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. In addition to Meet Me at the Movies, programs include: a monthly Alzheimer’s Café; here:now art-making classes and gallery discussion tours for adults living with dementia and their care partners; Bridges, small group and one-on-one art discussions and art-making experiences offered in community care facilities and private homes; and an annual conference and professional development opportunities and public programs on art, creativity, dementia, and healthy aging.

Read more about Creative Aging.

About the Frye Art Museum

The Frye Art Museum is located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, steps from Downtown and Capitol Hill. Founded in 1952, the Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for the Museum’s engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

Meet Me at the Movies is presented by the Frye Art Museum with Aging Wisdom, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, King County Library System, and the Rose Theatre.


The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

The Frye Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Press Contact

Ingrid Langston, Communications Manager
206 432 8214
pressnull@fryemuseum.org