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Watertown, NY- September 2, 2014

WPBS-DT is proud to announce Cinema Six, which will bring educational, entertaining, and informative films to the public in our local area. WPBS will be featuring local productions along with national Public Broadcasting programs.  Cinema Six will begin in September 2014 and will continue through February 2015, with one screening each month at varied locations, over the course of six months.   All screenings are free and open to the public.

Cinema Six Schedule:

September 19, 2014 @ 6pm
The Great Cable Carry – Union Hotel, Sackets Harbor, NY                 

On September 19th, WPBS-DT will screen their newest local production “The Great Cable Carry” at 6pm at the Union Hotel (previously the Seaway Discovery Center) in Sackets Harbor, NY.  Discover the crucial role that North Country residents played in defeating the British military during the War of 1812. Learn how they carried a five-ton cable from Ellisburg to Sackets Harbor, NY and why it was so important to the war effort. In June of 2014, modern North Country residents re-enacted the Great Cable Carry along the same twenty-mile route that their ancestors took two hundred years ago.  This local production will air on    Sunday, September 28th at 1pm.  After the broadcast, stay tuned for special 1812 themed programming.

October 14, 2014 @ 6pm
Book Talk, a WPBS production highlighting local authors –                           Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, NY

November 21, 2014 @ 6pm
Painting with Wilson Bickford, a WPBS 13-part local production
Painting Demo & Giveaways – WPBS Studio, Watertown, NY                      

December 12, 2014
Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode One Premier – Location to be determined

January 16th, 2015
Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Location to be determined

February 16, 2015
Sesame Street Cinema, celebrating Cookie Monster’s Birthday –
WPBS Studio, Watertown, NY

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.