Fans of Robin Williams will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the “Jumanji” actor at a free screening of the 1995 movie at The Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Keene on Saturday, Aug 23, at 2 p.m.
Tim Horgan, the theater’s director of audience services, said Thursday the theater had decided to screen the movie, which was partly filmed in Keene and Swanzey, to commemorate Williams after his death by suicide Monday.
Horgan said he had noticed the collection of flowers, balloons and signs area residents had put under the Parrish Shoes sign, which was painted as a set piece for “Jumanji,” in tribute to the actor.
“We thought it might be a good idea for us to do something good for the community in response, not only to commemorate Robin Williams because he was so impressive, but also because a little bit of our city is in the movie.”
The screening will be free to the public, and in lieu of paying for tickets, Horgan said attendees will be able to give donations to MAPS Counseling Services, which provides mental health counseling to patients in the Monadnock Region.