July 14 - Movie Night – Bill & Coo
This year The Parrot Club is featuring one of the funniest bird movies ever made for Movie Night. Bill & Coo, made in 1948, features a live cast of lovebirds, budgies, canaries, a crow, two owls, and assorted other wildlife in a hilarious tale of life in the small town in Chirpendale, USA. There is a tux shop where molting birds can rent “tails” for the night. Another shop sells Bald Eagle Feather Tonic. A statue to The WrongBrothers, the first birds to walk, includes a couple of penguins. Power is supplied by Charlie the Chinchilla, who changes direction for alternating current. Ah yes, Chirpendale is a feathered utopia until evil descends (cue Ride of the Valkyries – I kid you not!). A crow known as the Black Menace swoops into town and starts wreaking havoc. Our boy Bill, from the wrong side of the tracks and fiance of the lovely Coo, comes to the rescue, but not until after we are treated to the Starling Brothers’ Circus! The film features and all-animal case and was shot on the world's second smallest film set, a miniature village built onto a 15' x 30' tabletop. Come join your fellow TPC members for this hilarious movie, popcorn, and other treats. You’ll never look at your parrots the same way again!
The Parrot Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by a group of people interested in spreading the fun and enjoyment of exotic birds. The Parrot Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March through December, with a picnic in August. There is social time from 7-7:30 p.m. followed by a program.
Our mission includes enhancing the knowledge and enjoyment of exotic birds for our members, encouraging preservation and conservation of all avian species, and introducing the general public to the joys and responsibilities of keeping and caring for companion birds.
The Parrot Club meets at the Veteran's
100 Sunset Ridge Road
East Hartford, CT
P.O. Box 463
Hartford, CT 06141-0463