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Nostalgia Night movie series brings classics to the big screen
Release Date Thursday, December 12, 2013

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Dec. 12, 2013) – The Friends of the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites the public to join in the 20th anniversary of the Nostalgia Night classic film series.

This year’s 10-movie series is titled “Play It Again” and will kick off Jan. 12 with the classic, “Casablanca,” from which the name for the series stems. The films will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Elks Theatre in downtown Rapid City.

Each year, The Friends of the Devereaux Library’s Board of Directors picks a theme and begins with a large pool of movies. The group narrows the list down to 10 films based on availability and genres.

The full roster of movies and dates:

  • “Casablanca,” Jan. 12
  • “What’s New, Pussycat?” Jan. 19
  • “Shenandoah,” Jan. 26
  • “Top Hat,” Feb. 2
  • “Chariots of Fire,” Feb. 9
  • “The Tender Trap,” Feb. 16
  • “Blazing Saddles,” Feb. 26
  • “The Story of G.I. Joe,” March 2
  • “Ghostbusters,” March 9
  • “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” March 16

Season packets are available for $40. Tickets are available for purchase at:

  • Devereaux Library on the School of Mines campus, 501 E. Saint Joseph St.
  • Elks Theatre, 512 Sixth St.
  • Bag Ladies, 524 Sixth St.

Season ticket holders may reserve seating on the main floor for the entire series by paying a small additional fee. For those who do not want to purchase a season packet, open seating will be available in the balcony, and single-event tickets will be available for purchase the day of the showing.

“The Nostalgia Night series has been an outstanding event for the Devereaux Library as well as for the loyal community,” said library director Patty Andersen.

This year’s sponsors are Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, RESPEC, Westhills Village Retirement Community, Brink Constructors, Inc., Dean Kurtz Construction, Dick and Nancy Gowen, Family Thrift Center, (mostly) Schnauzer Station, Pet Pantry, SDSM&T Alumni Association, SDSM&T Foundation and United Corporation.

All proceeds will benefit the Devereaux Library at the School of Mines.

For more details, visit or call the library at (605) 394-1262. You can also join it on Facebook at Nostalgia Night Film Series.


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