The Sting opens outdoor film series

Published 7:40 am Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Welcome to the 21st year of this Farmville tradition. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and spend an evening in Downtown Farmville under the stars. Downtown Film Series announces The Sting (Rated PG), starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The 1973 crime/caper is the first film of our season and will be shown on June 8. The Sting was awarded seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Costume Design. Additionally, composer Marvin Hamlisch’s adaptation of the catchy ragtime classic “The Entertainer” helped the film secure a win for Best Original Score.

The event will begin at dusk at Crute Stage, located on the corner of Main and Fourth streets in Downtown Farmville. Come early for pre-show trivia and drawings. Parking is available on Main Street and in the municipal parking lot behind the courthouse. Admission is always free, and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase. Note there is a “no pets” policy. In the event of rain, the film will be shown the following evening at dusk. The season’s remaining films are 101 Dalmatians (July 13) and Tombstone (August 10).

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