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Theatre ‘Friends’ celebrate with 25¢ movie admission

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Friends of the Pulaski Theatre will celebrate its 20th anniversary June 7, with 25-cent admission to its First Friday Classics movie, “Thunder Road.”

June’s First Friday movie originally was supposed to be “Cool Hand Luke,” but Sue Mason said the decision was made to show “Thunder Road” in cooperation with the Classic Cruisers “Cruise In” to be held Saturday, June 8, 4-8 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Pulaski.

In addition to the Friday night, June 7, showing at 7 p.m., Mason said “Thunder Road” also is being shown Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m. Admission for the Saturday showing will be the standard price of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

“Thunder Road,” starring Robert Mitchem, Gene Berry and Keely Smith, is a 1958 crime drama about a man who takes over the family moonshine business after returning home from the Korean War. He is forced to battle big-city gangsters trying to take over the business and police trying to put him in prison.

Mason said the reduced admission for Friday night celebrates “days gone by” and the June 30, 1993 founding of Friends of Pulaski Theatre, which raised the money to restore the historic theatre. Friends also operates the theatre solely with volunteers.