Those cups at the Monogram Shop in East Hampton may be a harbinger of how the Hamptons will vote for president on Election Day, but tonight Bay Street Theatre will be the center of political focus in the Hamptons as it opens its doors for a big-screen viewing of the debate between President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.
Admission is free tonight and for the future debates between the candidates—as well as on Election Day itself, November 6, to watch live results. Obama and Romney will meet again on October 16 at Hempstead’s Hofstra University, then again on October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will be front-and-center for their own debate on October 11, being held at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
Four years ago, Bay Street Theatre was filled with a cheering, jeering crowd watching the third debate between Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain, proving our culture’s capacity for turning political races into entertainment events. And what better place to watch than Bay Street Theatre?