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Release Date Friday, December 14, 2018

Nostalgia Night Film Series at Elks Theatre Kicks Off in January

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Friends of the Devereaux Library and the Elks Theatre will host the 25th annual Nostalgia Night Film Series: “Picture Perfect,” Jan. 13 to March 17.

This year’s series brings 10 classic films that were recognized for outstanding cinematography.

Each film is shown at the historic Elks Theatre downtown. Proceeds of the annual event will support Devereaux Library at SD Mines.

This year’s series includes the following films, each shown at 7:15 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Jan. 13:Murder on the Orient Express”
    • All aboard! Join an all-star cast travelling through an Agatha Christie mystery. This 1974 delight stars Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery and many, many more.
  • Jan. 20:“Gaslight”
    • Splendid performances by Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman will keep you on the edge of your seat! This 1944 thriller never grows old. 
  • Jan. 27:“Network”
    • Nominated for ten Academy Awards. The 1976 blockbuster stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall. This brilliant satire is a must see! 
  • Feb. 3:The Talk of the Town”
    • Cary Grant and Jean Arthur star in this witty 1942 romantic love triangle. Seven Oscar nominations make this a sure winner. 
  • Feb. 10:“King Solomon’s Mines”
    • Don’t miss this majestic film. Superb performances by Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger make this 1950 classic one of the most masterful adventures ever filmed.
  • Feb. 17: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”
    • The beloved extra-terrestrial visits the silver screen once more. Let this heart-warming 1982 blockbuster enchant you again. 
  • Feb. 24: “Sahara”
    • Humphrey Bogart commands an Army patrol lost in the desert. Bogie and his buddies face off with an entire Nazi battalion in this exciting 1943 World War II film.
  • March 3: “The Poseidon Adventure”
    • Award winning special effects - nine Oscar nominations! Ocean liner vs tidal wave in this 1972 extravaganza. Will Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine and fellow travelers survive?
  • March 10: “Lilies of the Field”
    • Sidney Poitier won his only Academy Award for this 1963 gem. This moving film is sure to touch you. 
  • March 17: “Meet Me in St. Louis”
    • Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien star in this 1944 musical that will leave you with a song in your heart and a smile on your face.

Season tickets are $50 and available at the Devereaux Library on the SD Mines campus; Elks Theatre, 512 6th St.; and online at http://friends.sdsmt.edu. Tickets are also available by mail at Devereaux Library, 501 E. Saint Joseph St., Rapid City, S.D., 57701.

Tickets for individual films will be available at the door the evening of the film. Individual ticket admission is $7.50. Individual tickets are available on a space available basis. For more information, call the Devereaux Library at (605) 394-1262, or visit the website at http://friends.sdsmt.edu

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, Charles.Ray@sdsmt.edu

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Surbeck Center Ballroom
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Classroom Building, Room 204
Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019
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