Sculptor Alice Manzi, left, shows off her three-quarter ton marble work "The Factory Worker" at the Schenectady Museum in October 1978. Admiring the piece are, from center left, Gail Caufield, Edward Hicks, Nancy Sharlet and James Caufield.
Dan DiNicola needed a date for a wedding in October 1978. He asked eight people.
DiNicola was then film critic for the Schenectady Gazette and would often receive letters from people commenting on his work.
Just for fun, he decided to ask some of his correspondents to watch a movie with him. And work as a critic for a day.
DiNicola had contacts at the 20th Century Fox movie studio and knew Phil Garvey, manager of the Cine 1-6 movie complex in Colonie’s Northway Mall. The Fox gang agreed to provide a print of Robert Altman’s “A Wedding,” which had opened during the late summer.