Debate screening

Presenting the first 16 Presidential Debate with prizes, themed drinks, more

There’s nothing average about this year’s wacky presidential race and there will be nothing average about the free screening of the first 2016 Presidential Debate, 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, 518.346.6204, proctors.org.

While the parties are arguing on the movie screen, Proctors will be having a free party with equally wacky prizes, good conversation and a cash bar with themed drinks—red and blue, naturally.

The debate will be broadcast from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squaring off in the first of three such contests. Why watch at home, when you can join with friends and neighbors to debate the debate!?

The broadcast at the GE Theatre is sponsored by Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue, which arrives at Proctors 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Presented along with Slate, Unelectable You is a fast-paced combination of sketch, improv, music and multi-media taking a hard-hitting look at our election process. We’re stuck with two of the least popular candidates in election history, and many people will be using this election not to vote for someone, but against. From breaking down Hillary and Donald, to exploring the media circus, to looking at ourselves to see if we’re the problem, this show will examine what it means to be electable—or not.

Not registered to vote? No problem. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. Monday, The League of Women Voters, Schenectady County, will be on hand to assist anyone needing help in getting ready to cast their ballot.

Proctors and Unelectable You will also screen the final 2016 Presidential Debate 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 19 at the GE Theatre. Free.