Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Movies at the Post Office

This morning I had gone to the post office in Upper Jay to send out some holiday cards and noticed that Mark, the Postmaster, was going to be showing some festive film shorts at 3:30 pm.  I had a few errands to run, but thought that I could be back to the post office to catch the movie and had called my friend Emilie to join me.
The Postmaster does such a great job here, he has turned the lobby into a mini theatre with a movie projector, theatre seats and a curtained movie screen. 
He really tries to take the stress away for people during the holidays.  He mentions that while you are there enjoying the movie, you can take advantage of the fine services of the US Postal Service, like buying your holiday stamps or using the packaging products he has on hand. Although I had already purchased my stamps that morning, it would have been a great time to bring my holiday cards, address them and put the stamps on, all while watching the Holiday animations and movie short he played for us.  Did I say it was free?  

What could be better you say?  Well, try the complimentary movie candy he has on hand. 
 Or even the freshly popped popcorn he makes for you.  He even has glasses of apple juice to wash down the popcorn with.  What more could a couple of ladies ask for?  I said to Emilie, "We might be poor, but we sure are rich."
You can see here that Emilie and I were very happy to be here on a Tuesday afternoon amidst the Holiday chaos.  The only other movie guests was a mother and her two small children.  We all sat back and got ready to enjoy the show.  I loved being there, it was so cozy and festive.  
He played a range of cartoons over 45 minutes from old Technicolor Disney holiday cartoons like "Once Upon a Time" to a couple of black and white shorts.  My personal favorite being, "Festival of Fun Days, Holiday Land."  Emilie and I thought it was very Alice In Wonderland like, with a little boy dreaming of all things holiday related, until his mother woke him up telling him it was time for school.  During the movie Emilie mentioned, "This is great, we should come back on Thursday", but of course all good things have to come to an end and I'll be at work.

Mark is happy to have a special showing for you and your family if you are not able to make it during scheduled show times.  The last regular showing will be December 23.  In addition to this year's feature, he does have other Holiday movies that he can show upon request.  

Things like this make me so happy that I live in such a unique area and that there are great people out there like Mark the Postmaster in little Upper Jay.   What can I say, It's a wonderful life!


Anonymous said...

Did you see any "Rabbits" in the movies?!!

Along the Ausable said...

I'm thinking before you asked that question, you must have seen the "rabbits" on the movie screen in the last picture! :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful town we have!

Courtney said...

That is awesome!

Carole said...

That is SO COOL! I think you must have the best Post Office EVAH! :-) I would totally go there for a little movie if I could - I take all the little "breaks" during the holiday season I can get.

Anonymous said...

What a delightful story! During these times when people are so afraid of losing life savings, jobs, and homes, there is someone who does care to let others know that they do matter in the scheme of things. How ironic that he works for the federal government. They have a gem.