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Sept. 29: MACFlix to Feature “The Blues Brothers”
8/27/2018 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Director of College Communications

PARK HILLS, Mo. – MACFlix, the Mineral Area College movie club, continues its 7th annual "MACFlix Drive-In Nights" Saturday evening, Sept. 29 at 7:30 pm in the Mineral Area College quadrangle (grassy area located in the center of campus). The movie will be “The Blues Brothers,” originally rated R, but would be PG-13 today.

Admission is free to all, but MACFlix asks that everyone bring blankets and/or lawn chairs as their seating choice in the quadrangle. Some concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

MACFlix presents all films in their original, large, widescreen format with Blu-ray quality visuals and an outstanding sound system.

“The Blues Brothers” features the adventures of Jake and Elwood who are “on a mission from God.” After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) -- collectively known as the "Blues Brothers." Jake's first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

This year’s MACFlix theme is entitled, “1980’s Fun Flicks!” For six consecutive weekends (every Saturday in September and the first Saturday of October), MACFlix has presented a hit motion picture from the decade of the 1980’s on it’s large, outdoor, movie screen beginning just after sunset. The remaining movie is:

? Oct. 6, 7:30 pm, “Poltergeist”

Dr. Kevin White, sponsor of MACFlix, said that these movies were chosen because many college students (or younger) have yet to see them. The films will also be great for those folks who saw them the first time out, because they can come back and watch them on the big screen again with their children and family.

White said, even though the six movies fit into very different motion picture genres (action-adventure, sci-fi, horror, etc.), they were all very popular in their debut, fun to watch in a group, and include strong elements of humor throughout.


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