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Thursday, August 18, 2022: The Karate Kid Gates Open: 7:15pm Film Starts: 8:15pm Runtime: 2 hr. 6 min. – Rated PG – 1984 Daniel, a new kid in town, finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. With the help of martial arts master, Mr. Miayagi, Daniel hones his own set of karate skills just in time for the all-state tournament. The ultimate ‘80s underdog story, THE KARATE KID still packs…learn more
Thursday, September 15, 2022: Legally Blonde Gates Open: 6:30pm Film Starts: 7:30pm Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. – Rated PG-13 – 2001 After fashionable sorority queen, Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), is dumped by her blue blood boyfriend. She decides to follow him east and enroll in Harvard law school. While there she figures out that there’s more to her than just looks. LEGALLY BLONDE offers hilarious proof that one should never underestimate a blonde Gemini vegetarian with a hidden knack…learn more
Thursday, October 20, 2022: Labyrinth Gates Open: 6:00pm Film Starts: 7:00pm Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min. – Rated PG – 1986 A 15-year-old girl accidentally wishes her younger brother away to the Goblin King who will keep him unless she can escape his labyrinth in 13 hours. Featuring an innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and off-kilter rock songs, written by David Bowie. LABYRINTH is further proof of director Jim Henson’s boundless imagination. Starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie as the…learn more
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces. Completed in 1910 Fonthill boasted modern conveniences- 2 dumbwaiters, an Otis elevator, an intercom buzzer system and phones to communicate within the house.
Among the oldest artifacts in the Mercer Museum are a 2,000 year old whale oil lamp and Native American implements dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
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