LAKE PLACID, NY — Put on your deerstalker cap and bring out your magnifying glass for finding clues: a murder’s taken place at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA)—and it’s your turn to play detective and help solve the crime.

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) is pleased to announce, as its spring fundraiser, the “Old Hollywood Mud Season Murder Mystery: A Participatory Whodunit,” happening on Thursday, May 3rd, at 7 p.m. at LPCA. The event features a generous display of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, an open beer and wine bar, a troupe of professional actors who stage the “murder” and conduct the investigation—and YOU, who along with the other guests, are invited to track down the “murderer(s)” by detecting and interpreting the clues he, she or they have left behind. You’re bound to have a killer of a time!

Admission to this one-of-a-kind, high-style, film-noirish event is $100 per person and $150 per couple, and advance reservations are required. As an added bonus, for every ticket purchased to the murder mystery event, one all-event pass to the 2018 Lake Placid Film Forum (Oct. 26-28) can be purchased at the discounted rate of $40 (the regular price is $79).

To reserve your spot in the “Old Hollywood Mud Season Murder Mystery” investigation online, please visit To learn more about the event, other AFS programs or the Film Society in general, please call Operations Manager Fred Balzac at 518-523-3456 (or -588-7275) or e-mail him at