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The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
pr@tuscarts.org
205-758-5195, x6

 

BAMA THEATRE CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BAMA ART HOUSE AND JUDY COLLINS

(Tuscaloosa)  2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the opening of Tuscaloosa’s historic Bama Theatre. In addition to the Judy Collins performance on September 7, The Arts Council is recognizing this special event with a party prior to the first film of the Bama Art House Fall Series, Muscle Shoals, on September 3rd.

The Bama Art House Fall Film Series will begin on September 3, 2013 and will feature eight films.  A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, this exciting series represents the organization’s goals to bring new and unique film to the West Alabama area.  Screenings will take place on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. with the box office opening at 6:30 p.m. and doors at 6:45 p.m. One film, The Act of Killing, will be screened on Thursday, September 26, with the remaining titles all screened on Tuesdays.

The Arts Council is paying tribute to this significant time in the social, cultural and architectural history of Tuscaloosa with a party prior to the first film of the series, Muscle Shoals, on September 3rd. The evening will feature live music at 6 p.m. with the Muscle Shoals, AL based group “The Bear” and a birthday cake. Admission to the party requires a ticket to the screening.

The Left Hand Soap Company will sponsor two films, Muscle Shoals and C.O.G. 

Instead of the discounted complete series subscription tickets, punch card tickets will now be offered at the box office for $50 for ten films in any of the series throughout the year. Individual tickets are $7 general, $6 students/seniors and $5 for Arts Council members. Patrons can visit bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse to view the list of films and accompanying trailers.

The mission of the Bama Art House series is to bring current and contemporary independent film to West Alabama, transforming the historic Bama Theatre into a cinematic art house. 

September 3: Muscle Shoals (2013)

***Sponsored by The Left Hand Soap Company

September 10:  Stories We Tell (2012)

September 17: Blue Jasmine (2013)

September 26: The Act of Killing (2012) (note: Thursday night screening)

October 1: C.O.G. (2013)

***Sponsored by The Left Hand Soap Company

October 8: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)

October 15: Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

October 22: Prince Avalanche (2013)

Also in recognition of the Bama’s 75th, “An Evening With Judy Collins” will take place at the theatre on September 7th at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning vocalist and instrumentalist will be joined by the Tuscaloosa Symphony for an array of her most popular songs. Tickets range in price from $35-$55 and are available at bamatheatre.org/buytickets or at The Arts Council office.

For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or Cultural Arts Center, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

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Kevin Ledgewood