Classic Movies shown at The Earle


By Eva Queen - [email protected]



Heather Elliot stands outside The Historic Earle Theatre dressed in period costume for “Gone With The Wind.”


Surry Arts Council is offering another year of classic movies.

The Historic Earle Theatre’s owner, Ken White, teamed up with the Surry Arts Council to bring old, classic movies back to the theatre last year.

During the summer of 2014 the pair teamed up to show one film a month Friday through Wednesday, for every month of the year, focusing primarily on classics from the golden era of Hollywood.

Now the council has decided to extended the program through October 2016 with a review yearly to determine whether to extend the program further.

Last month’s feature film was “Gone With The Wind” to mark the 75th anniversary of the release of the film.

Melissa Sumner, director of development for the Surry Arts Council, said they had many out of town visitors come to see the movie. The council hosted a special event where they had volunteers dress up as characters from the film and attend the program.

Sumner said the movie series has drawn more crowds to the theater than regular shows. “The numbers show in the attendance, especially the ‘Gone With The Wind.’”

This month “Citizen Kane” is being shown, and in August will be “The Wizard of Oz.”

During September there will be two films shown for Mayberry Days, “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

For more information or show times contact the Surry Arts Council at (336) 786-7998

Heather Elliot stands outside The Historic Earle Theatre dressed in period costume for “Gone With The Wind.”
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Heather-Elliot.jpgHeather Elliot stands outside The Historic Earle Theatre dressed in period costume for “Gone With The Wind.”

By Eva Queen

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