Cinema series to show 'The African Queen'
HUNTINGTON -- The classic "The African Queen" will be the second moved to be shown in the film series called "Cinema Under the Cars" at the Cabell County Public Library, 455 9th St., Huntington.
The showing will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the library parking garage, which can be accessed by the alley on 9th Street between 4th and 5th avenues. Seating will be provided, however folks are encouraged to bring their own chairs. As usual, there will be water and Cracker Jacks available.
John Huston's "The African Queen" became the vehicle that led to Humphrey Bogart's sole Academy Award, although it encountered several problems in production.
Based on the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester about an unlikely romance between a devout missionary and a steamboat captain, the film takes place in east Africa during the beginnings of World War I, where circumstances lead to a spit-and-glue plot to sink a German gunboat.
The remaining schedule for Cinema Under the Cars is July 30, "Matewan"; Aug. 27, "81/2"; Sept. 24, "Yojimbo"; and on Oct. 29, "Dawn of the Dead." The film series also will feature a series of "Star Trek" original episodes as well. Those "Trek in the Park" events are set for 8 p.m. June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13 and Oct. 11.
For more information on these movies and other library films, visit www.cabell.lib.wv.us.
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