Ten days from now, the 33-foot screen at the Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana, will be home to a film spectacular. Just in time for the celebration of Easter, movie-goers can see Charlton Heston starring as Judah Ben-Hur. The 1960 Academy Awards presented Ben-Hur with eleven of twelve awards for which it had been nominated. In 1998 the American Film Institute listed Ben-Hur as one of the 100 Greatest Movies. For more information about the movie, as well as the book which inspired it, check out our website’s Ben-Hur page. Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society members Nancy and Larry VanArendonk are sponsoring the showing. (Stay tuned next week for a guest post from Nancy about her love for Ben-Hur and her reasons for sponsoring it.)
What: 1959 Ben-Hur movie screening
When: Friday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana (map)
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under, with discounts for seniors, college students and military (with ID). Each performance includes skits, classic cartoons, door prizes, and a fully-stocked concession stand.
Check out the Artcraft’s website for further details and to purchase advance tickets.