Twenty-five years ago, the world was introduced to the dramatic side of Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society." Much of the movie was shot at several locations around Middletown, including St. Andrews and the Everett Theatre.

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Twenty-five years ago, some big Hollywood names and a few soon-to-be famous faces descended on Middletown for the filming of the Robin Williams epic, “Dead Poets Society.” Much of the movie was filmed at St. Andrews School but other locations, like the Everett Theatre, were featured as well.

This weekend, to mark the movie’s 25th anniversary, the Everett Theatre will hold the “Dead Poets Society Festival,” a two-day event.

At 5:30 p.m., Saturday, join other fans of the film for lite fare, a cash bar and a silent auction, taking place at the Gibby Center for the Arts, next door. In the building to the right, next to Alpaca signs, there will be raffle items, like themed baskets, on display. At 6:30 p.m., see the movie as well as a new specially made “trailer” featuring local memories of the film’s production. Also, be the first to hear about the theater’s new 2014-15 stage show season, which will be officially announced.

After the movie, guests are encouraged to head to the Gibby to finish bidding on items, dance and dine on desserts, catered by several local businesses. Guests are also encouraged to wear business attire or vintage wear from 1959, the year the movie takes place. Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased online at

The movie will also be shown again at 3 p.m., Sunday. Raffle items will still be available and the winners will be announced around 6 p.m. Winners do not have to be present to receive raffle items. Tickets for the matinee are $10 and can be purchased online at