Classic movies will be shown at Milton Historical Society summer events

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Published April 11, 2023 at 9:50 am

The Milton Historical Society is hosting a series of free classic movies this summer for both members and non-members.

The movies will be shown at Waldie Blacksmith Shop on select Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Movies will be shown on a big-screen TV. Make sure to bring your own beverages and snacks and washrooms are available.

Here is the upcoming schedule:

June 22 – 12 Angry Men: Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate.

July 13 – Midnight Cowboy: Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he’ll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe’s hustling career just as Ratso’s health begins to deteriorate.

August 17 – The Magnificent Seven: A Mexican village is at the mercy of Calvera, the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits’ raids. The professional gunmen train the villagers to defend themselves, then plan a trap for the evil Calvera.

September 14 – In The Heat Of The Night: African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

There is a limit of 50 people per movie, so book soon. For more information or to guarantee your spot, visit here.

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