‘Titanic’ to be shown on anniversary

The award winning film “Titanic” will be shown, free of charge, Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton.

This movie will be shown with an intermission due to its length.

On the night of April 14, 1912, the ship Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City hit an iceberg.

In the early hours of April 15, the ship sank causing the deaths of over 1,500 people. The Titanic, of the White Star Line, was the largest ship afloat and even though it was fit with the best equipment did not have enough lifeboats to accommodate all those on board.

April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that great ship.

The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as star crossed lovers. Although their characters are fictional, many of the other characters (including members of the ship’s passengers and crew) are based on historical figures.

This movie, the third in a series, is sponsored by the Older Adult Ministry Team of the recently established Open Doors Neighborhood Center.

A Tuesday Morning Internet and Coffee Café along with other structured activities and learning experiences for older adults meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Two computers, Wii games, shuffleboard and traditional games are available as well as a time for discussion.

First United Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA and the Presbyterian Church. The congregation is active in the greater Fulton community through the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches and many other avenues of sharing.

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