Appalachian Trail Conservancy Movie Schedule

Published Nov 12, 2013

Will Debbie Lunsford be at an ATC event near you? ~~  Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Debbie DeLisle might not be at an ATC event near you but other interesting hikers will be! ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail's annual membership drive is well along the trail to sign up 2,180 new members for 2013.

Even people as cheap as I am sign up -- if only for the discounts members receive on stuff at the ATC Store.

Everyone (yes, everyone) will agree that 2013 has been a stinko year and we're not gonna take it anymore! Forget about 2013 and buy any one of a half-dozen gorgeous ATC calendars from way better years that have come and gone. What better way could there possibly be to live in the past?

Still not convinced? Ha! These brand-new calendars are at clearance prices!

Has the management of the ATC gone mad??? Probably.

So, hurry and snatch up these old calendars before 2013 drives you as insane as it's made the folks at the ATC Store!!!

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But I digress ....

The ATC's membership drive is coming to a town within a few day's travel of almost everyone in America!! That's right!!

These fabulous events -- complete with a dandy assortment of cuties and hotties -- will feature several guest speakers, including authors, volunteers, key members of the AT community and 2,000-milers. You might actually meet and greet:

  • Richard Judy, thru-hiker and author of THRU - A Love Story
  • Susan Letcher, 2,000-miler and author of The Barefoot Sisters: Southbound
  • Captain Sean Gobin, co-founder of Warrior Hike & the Walk off the War Program
  • Michelle Pugh, thru-hiker and author of Love at First Hike: A Memoir about Love & Triumph on the Appalachian Trail and
  • Ron Tipton, executive director/CEO of the ATC.

"The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to host this membership drive as it offers an unique opportunity to connect the community with this American icon - the Appalachian Trail," said Javier Folgar, director of marketing and communications at the ATC. "It offers participants a chance to hear first-hand the stories of the people who volunteer, maintain, hike, and protect the Trail."

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You don't have to become a member of ATC, but remember ... we know where you hike.

ATC Membership Drive Schedule

Philadelphia, PA

  • Pearl Theatre At Avenue North
  • 1600 N Broad St.
  • October 17, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Franklin, NC

  • Drake Educational Center
  • 210 Phillips Street (Carolina Mt)
  • Refreshments at 6:30 PM
  • October 18, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Pawling, NY

  • Trinity Pawling School
  • 700 New York 22
  • October 20, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Erwin, TN

  • Capitol Cinema
  • 105 N Main Ave.
  • October 20, 2013 from 6:00 -- 8:30 PM

Raleigh, NC

  • CAM Raleigh
  • 409 W Martin St.
  • October 23, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Charlotte, NC

  • The Charlotte Crownpoint Theater
  • 9630 Monroe Road
  • October 24, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Atlanta, GA

  • Landmark Theatres - Midtown Art Cinema
  • 931 Monroe Drive
  • October 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Hot Springs, NC

  • The Chapel at Laughing Heart Lodge
  • 289 NW Highway 25/70
  • October 26, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Carlisle, PA

  • The Carlisle Theatre
  • 40 West High Street
  • October 29, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Tampa, FL

  • Muvico Theaters - Starlight 20
  • 18002 Highwood Preserve Pky
  • October 30, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM



  • $30 suggested donation per ticket
  • One-year Membership included with admission
  • Free admission for children 13 and under

Event Highlights:

  • Watch the film: Appalachian Impressions on the big screen
  • Hear stories of the men and women who hike and volunteer on the Trail including special guest speakers
  • 1 year membership or gift membership to the ATC (a $40 value)
  • Win great prizes such as an ATC ENO Hammock & Gregory Backpack
  • Free Admission for kids (13 and under)
  • 1 year subscription to A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the Appalachian Trail
  • Receive an ATC decal and patch
  • Make new friends in the Outdoor and Hiking Community
  • Protect an Irreplaceable Treasure: the Appalachian Trail!

Major Sponsors

  • Alliance Hospitality Management
  • Denali
  • Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO)
  • Gregory Mountain Products and
  • Len Foote Hike Inn.

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About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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