‘A very easy choice’: Benji Cosgrove steps in as new Myrna Loy director

Some new executive directors might raise an eyebrow – or even two – if they were greeted at their new job by a flooding ice machine and a large pool of water spreading across the floor.

Not so for Benji Cosgrove, the new executive director of The Myrna Loy.

Benji Cosgrove is the new executive director of The Myrna Loy.

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He didn’t bat an eye.

Instead, he figured out which filter was the problem and fixed it.

But he’ll be doing a lot more than troubleshooting ice machine problems as the new director, starting Nov. 30.

A welcoming reception for him is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at The Myrna Loy, right before a 7:30 concert by the Alaskan Inuit-soul band, Pamyua.

A film lover and part-time screenwriter, Cosgrove has managed the Myrna box office and theater since 2015.

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