The Next Flash Back Friday Movie at the Poncan Theater is April 1st

Beverly Cantrell - March 30, 2022 11:47 am

On April 1st Flashback Friday Films continue at the historic Poncan Theater, 104 East Grand, with the film “The Blues Brothers”, a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis. No, it’s not an April Fools joke it’s really coming to the BIG SCREEN at the Poncan with two showings at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. This film is being sponsored by Greenwood Aerospace.

The film stars John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd as his brother Elwood, characters developed from the recurring musical sketch “The Blues Brothers” in 1978 on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. The film is set in and around Chicago, Illinois, where it was filmed, and the screenplay was written by Aykroyd and Landis.

It features musical numbers by rhythm and blues, and soul singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, and John Lee Hooker. It features non-musical performances by Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, Charles Napier, Kathleen Freeman and John Candy.

In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Purchase your favorite concessions including cold wine and beer and enjoy the “Blues Brothers” at the Poncan. Doors open 30 minutes before each showing.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $4 or at the box office before the movie for $5.

Lots of great movies and events coming to the Poncan Theater in 2022.

Purchase tickets and find more details at poncantheater.org or call the box office at 580-765-0943.

 

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