Photography by Michael Heller
It’s presidential election time! And while politics can make for strange bed-fellows — both donkeys and elephants are invited to head down to Bay Street Theatre in coming weeks to watch the presidential debates on the big screen.
“This is another opportunity for Bay Street to give back to the community by opening its doors for free,” says Tracy Mitchell, the theater’s executive director. “We welcome all to join us — no matter what your political inclination. Bay Street is a great place to enjoy gathering with your friends and neighbors for events that affect all of our lives.”
To that end, the theater will broadcast all three presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney — October 3, 16 and 22 — as well as the vice-presidential face-off between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan — October 11. All four debates begin at 9 p.m.
Bay Street will also offer live election night coverage on November 6 (when doors open at 8 p.m.) Because “all politics is local,” the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will join the October 16 debate with information available in the Bay Street lobby … and because politics can also be highly theatrical, refreshments will be available at the lobby bar.