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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Located at the Gamble House

Join us for our annual movie night as we honor of our 50th anniversary as a public museum, and go back to 1966 for our movie selection. There were many great choices but the hands down winner for great family summer fun was “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”.

Movie starts at dusk (Please, no arrival prior to 6:00pm) so bring a blanket, dinner and share in the pre-movie fun with “friends”. As usual, we’ll have popcorn, some fun movie night treats and we’ll also be raffling off some great prizes.

About the movie: Looking to score a break as a newspaper reporter and impress beautiful Alma Parker (Joan Staley), milquetoast typesetter Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) pitches a story about his small town’s haunted house. When his editor (Dick Sargent) insists Luther spend a night alone in the spooky mansion, where a grisly murder-suicide had taken place decades earlier, the timid reporter learns that the house contains a supernatural resident who doesn’t like visitors.

We do have a few “rules” and things to note:
• Blankets in front, lawn chairs in back. If you are using lawn chairs for this event, please setup towards the back to allow for groups using blankets or picnic setups.
• A restroom is available for use.
• Please clean-up your picnic area at the end of the event.


Earlier Event: August 1
Evening with Ryan Murphy
Later Event: August 10
Hell or High Water Director Screening