The Whole Backstage Community Theatre will show the classic movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” on Sunday, June 23, at 6 p.m.
Event Coordinator Katherine Brewer said, “What a great opportunity to see this iconic film on big screen! In conjunction with the Alabama Bicentennial, we chose “To Kill a Mockingbird” to feature Alabama’s Harper Lee for her timeless literary contribution, still unmatched by any other work in the publishing world. We have the perfect venue to host a movie, and the cost of the projector rental will be covered by the generosity of long-time Whole Backstager Bob Crook. We are now exploring our possibilities in developing a film series for the remainder of this year with Alabama themes or settings to commemorate our state’s bicentennial.”
The Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird” was named America’s number one favorite novel in 2018, and has continued to be a staple in literature and social studies classrooms internationally since its initial publication in 1960.
The film won three Oscars with numerous nominations upon release in 1962, including the Best Actor award to Gregory Peck for his role as the immortal Atticus Finch. Alabama natives Mary Badham of Birmingham portrayed Scout, and from Gadsden, Phillip Alford played her brother, Jem; also, this film debuted actors Robert Duvall and Alice Ghostley.
Admission price is donations only, with no reserved seating for this single-showing. “To Kill a Mockingbird” has a PG rating based on mature content, with parental guidance advised for suitability for children. Licensing is made possible through Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
For more information, call 256-582-7469, or visit the office at 1120 Rayburn Avenue/Dot Moore Way in Guntersville, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or view the website: www.wholebackstage.com; or WBS on Facebook.