The 1956 Classic
The King and I
September 2-4


The 1956 Classic
The King and I

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.


Friday 7:30PM*
Saturday 7:30PM*
Sunday 2PM*
All tickets are $5
*Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Hearing Loop Installed.

Genre: Biography/Drama/Musical
Original Release Date: 1956
Rating: G
Director: Walter Lang
Cast: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr and Rita Moreno
Run Time: 133 minutes

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Friday & Saturday 7:30pm*

Sunday 2pm*
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September 16 & 18

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SHOWTIMES: September 16 & 18

Friday 7:30pm*

Sunday 2pm*
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September 23-25

Songs from the Movies
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Friday & Saturday 7:30pm*

Sunday 2pm*
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September 30 - October 2

The Godfather
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SHOWTIMES: September 30 - October 2

Friday & Saturday 7:30pm*

Sunday 2pm*
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