Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thunder Road played at The Decatur Theatre back in Oct. of 58.

-- -- Thunder Road played at The Decatur Theatre back in Oct. of 58. Thunder Road is the title of a 1958 drama-crime film about running moonshine in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee in the early 1950s. It was directed by Arthur Ripley and starred Robert Mitchum, who also produced the film and co-wrote the screenplay, and is rumored to have directed much of the film himself. He also co-wrote (with Don Raye) the theme song, "The Ballad of Thunder Road". The film became a cult classic and continued to play at drive-in movie theaters in some Southeastern markets through the 1970s and 1980s. ------------------



-Story Line: Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her nephew, Big Lunk, is a volleyball-loving guy with little interest in romance, which causes frustration for his girlfriend Connie. Naturally, Gogo meets Connie and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Aunt Wendy's shady neighbor and his gang concoct a scheme to part Aunt Wendy from her cash. Also meanwhile, the local motorcycle gang wants revenge on the volleyball players for... getting footprints on their beach. Somehow all the subplots come together at the pajama party.
 - Pajama Party - 1964.Starring Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk. The beach party crowd moves indoors for some scantily-clad, rock 'n' roll fun.

 ----Be sure to visit The Concession Stand in the lobby for assorted candies, popcorn and your favorite beverage. ----