As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, West Shore Community College is sponsoring a classic Hollywood film series in collaboration with Manistee’s Vogue Theater.
The first film to be screened in the Vogue Theater, on Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., is “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and released in 1969, the film is the true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in faraway Bolivia.
It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch, possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history, and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.
For this show, the first 50 people will be admitted free of charge courtesy of WSCC President Kenneth and Beth Urban. All others will be charged $.75.
Two films from each decade of the college’s existence (1967 - 2017) will be screened over the next 10 months. The remaining films will be shown on Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, April 18, May 16, and June 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Moviegoers will be charged the average ticket price for the decade in which the films were released.
Before some of the films, college faculty or film experts will provide a contextual history or the political or social significance the film may have had with the world at the time of its release.
For more information, contact the Vogue Theater.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement