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( January 21, 1998)
THE KING & I TO BE SHOWN AT THE ELKS THEATRE SUNDAY EVENING
Yul Brynner won his first and only Oscar for The King & I, which will be shown this Sunday evening at the Elks Theatre. The 1956 film is part of the SDSM& T Devereaux Library’s 1998 film series, “ Nostalgia Night 1998— Box Office Bonanzas.” The movie begins at 6: 00 p. m.
Based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, the movie in which Yul Brynner made his first film appearance also stars Deborah Kerr and Rita Morena. The film received 4 other Oscars: Art Direction/ Set Decoration; Costume Design, Music Scoring and Sound Recording. Deborah Kerr received an Academy Award nomination for her role. In addition the film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Cinematography. Songs include Hello, Young Lovers; Getting to Know You; and Shall We Dance. The SDSM& T Foundation is the corporate sponsor of this Sunday’s showing of The King & I.
A different “ Box Office Bonanza” will be shown every Sunday evening from now through March 15, 1998. Other films in the series include Shane ( Feb. 1); The Graduate ( Feb. 8); The Caine Mutiny ( Feb. 15); A Man for All Seasons ( Feb. 22); West Side Story ( Mar. 1); Deliverance ( Mar. 8); and Blazing Saddles ( Mar. 15).
Ticket booklets ($ 25) are available at the Elks Theatre. Individual tickets ($ 4) will be sold at the door on a space available basis. Proceeds from the film series support the SDSM& T Devereaux Library programs and resources. For additional information, call the Devereaux Library at 394- 1262.
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