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Monarch Theatre Presents Maverick

Maverick Rides Again

Maverick Rides Again

The Monarch Theatre’s “Films Al Fresco” series is premiering its third film of the summer on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 9:00PM at the Kin Coulee Park Band Shell.

Our movie on this evening will be the western comedy “Maverick” (1994) starring Mel Gibson, James Garner, Jodie Foster, James Coburn, Alfred Molina, and Graham Greene.

From the director of The Goonies and Lethal Weapon, and the writer of The Princess Bride, Maverick is the story of Bret Maverick, that charming, amoral gambler of TV fame. He’s back, and still wreaking comic havoc wherever he goes. This time, Maverick’s out to compete in the Three Rivers Poker Championship, but he’s got one small problem: he still needs another three grand for the entrance fee. Soon he finds himself in all sorts of trouble – being held up in a bank robbery, trapped on runaway stagecoach, shot at by a Russian archduke, and held captive by natives… doing anything he must to get that cash.

The movie is rated PG for mild sensuality, language and some western action and is suitable for families.

People are reminded to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, as there is no fixed seating available in the park. Come early to get the best spot!

As with all of he films in the “Films Al Fresco” series, this event is being held as a fundraiser for the Monarch Theatre Revitalization Project, and admission is by donation. The suggested donation is $5.00. Concessions (pop, Monarch popcorn, chips, candy, chocolate bars) will be available for sale on site, and all proceeds will benefit the Monarch Theatre.

The series is sponsored by CHAT 94.5 FM and MY96 FM. The film Maverick is additionally sponsored by Western Financial Group Inc., and Design Air Ltd.

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