The Whole Backstage will show the classic movie, “Apollo 13” on Sunday, August 11. at 6 p.m.

“In celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial, the fact-based 'Apollo 13' commemorates the enormous contributions of the Alabama workforce in spaceflight. Countless experts from north Alabama dedicated their careers to space exploration from its infancy in the late 1950’s to present,” explained Katherine Ables Brewer, event coordinator.

Directed by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon, this ill-fated mission to the moon immortalized the alarming message, “Houston, we have a problem,” when two days after takeoff an oxygen tank exploded, creating great hardships and danger to the three astronauts on board, canceling plans for exploration. All energy at mission command then focused on finding a solution to return the crew safely to Earth.

Marking nearly 50 years since its launch in April of 1970, “Apollo 13” has a PG rating based on intense situations.

Admission price is donations only, with no reserved seating for this single-showing. Licensing is made possible through Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. “Apollo 13” is the second in the WBS movie series that kicked off in June with the Alabama’s gem, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

For more information, call 256-582-7469, or visit The Whole Backstage office at 1120 Rayburn Avenue/Dot Moore Way in Guntersville, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; or view the website: www.wholebackstage.com; or WBS on Facebook.

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