By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Fans of classic movies will want to set aside the first Friday night of each month this year for a trip to Pulaski Theatre.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 4, and continuing on the first Friday of each month, the theatre will hold “Classic Movie Night,” featuring a classic movie that won the Academy Award for Best Picture on the year of its release.
The first movie to be featured, on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m., will be the John Wayne classic, “McLintock. In this 1963 comedy/romance western co-starring Maureen O’Hara, John Wayne plays cattle baron George Washington “GW” McClintock, the richest man in the territory.
McClintock has his hands full with his wife and a headstrong daughter, while trying to keep the peace dealing with crooked land agents and Indians in fear of being relocated to a reservation as farmers pour into the territory carrying free land grants.
For information on admission fees and other movies and events coming to the theatre, visit www.pulaskitheatre.org.
Other movies to be featured during upcoming “Classic Movie Nights” are:
•Feb. 1 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck, 1962.
•March 1 – “Some Like it Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, 1959.
•April 5 – “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, 1942.
•May 3, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, 1951.
•June 7, “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy, 1967.
•July 5, “Patton,” starring George C. Scott and Karl Malden, 1970.
•Aug. 2, “On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, 1956.
•Sept. 6, “The Graduate,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, 1967.
•Oct. 4, “The Godfather,” starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, 1970.
•Nov. 1, “West Side Story,” starring Natalie Wood and George Chakiris, 1961.
•Dec. 6, “Annie Hall,” starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, 1977.