Circle Drive-In plans Classic Movie Nights to benefit Lackawanna Historical Society


SCRANTON — The Lackawanna Historical Society is joining the Circle Drive-In, Dickson City, to plan two evenings of classic films in a classic setting.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26 the drive-in theater will show a James Bond feature for $7 per person, marking the 30th anniversary of “A View to a Kill” and 50th anniversary of “Thunderball.” On Wednesday, Sept. 20, it will present a Lizabeth Scott Film Festival, admission $8, to pay tribute to Scranton native and legendary film star who passed away on Jan. 31, 2015. Showings that evening will be “Dead Reckoning,” (1947) starring Scott and Humphrey Bogart and “Loving You,” (1957), in which Scott appears with Elvis Presley in his first starring role.

Both events will benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society.

To add to the excitement, starting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26, the Six East restaurant will host a pre-film reception where, for $7, guests can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, view an exhibit of James Bond memorabilia and purchase a “martini, shaken not stirred” from the cash bar.

Reservations can be made by calling the society at 570-344-3841 or emailing lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

The Circle will also show a sneak preview of the next James Bond film, “Spectre,” set to be released in November.

On Sept. 30, the fun continues with the Lizabeth Scott Film Festival, which the historical society hopes will inform local residents about one of Scranton’s own, who “made it big” during the middle of the last century. She was born Emma Matzo in 1922 in Scranton before breaking out as a start of film noir in the 1940s. LHS trustee and Scott fan Richard Leonori will offer a short introduction about Lizabeth Scott before the films.

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Information provided by Lackawanna Historical Society.

 

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