Classic Western Film Series

The Classic Western Film Series is back at the WYO! Each film features a guest host, prize giveaways, free popcorn and a sense of nostalgia. Started in 2010 by then board member Gene Sturlin and now board chair, each film is introduced by Mr. Sturlin and a guest host who touches on highlights, lowlights and funny anecdotes from the film. The lineup this year includes Wild Rovers starring William Holden, Ryan O’Neal and Karl Malden on January 6; John Wayne’s classic Rio Bravo with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson January 13; Destry which hatched the TV show of the same name and the sequel, Destry Rides Again, January 20 and rousing locomotor Denver & Rio Grande January 27.

All films are at 2pm, four Sundays in January. Start your new year with the classics!

Wild Rovers – Tired of cow-punching for a living, two Montana cowboys rob a bank and flee but their employer’s sons chase after them. Starring William Holden, Ryan O’Neal and Karl Malden. Guest host: John Tucker. Run time: 2:16.

Rio Bravo – A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. Guest host: Aaron Odom. Run time: 2:21.

Destry – In his desire to control a frontier town, ruthless town boss Decker appoints the town drunk as sheriff who, in return, hires gunfighter Destry as his deputy. Starring Audi Murphy, Mari Blanchard and Lyle Bettger. Guest host: Mary Brannaman. Run time: 1:35.

Denver & Rio Grande – A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains. Starring Edmund O’Brien, Sterling Hayden and Dean Jagger. Guest host: Tommy B. Run time: 1:29.

Adult/Senior/Military $11.50 ♦ Child/Student $5.50


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