Will Rogers Museum hosting ‘Movie Night’

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/29/2020 01:15 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is hosting “Movie Nights” in January and February. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a “Movie Night” in its theater on Friday, Jan. 31.

Doors open to the free event at 6:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 7. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching a film. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

The museum will also host a “Movie Night” on Feb. 28 with doors again opening at 6:30 and the movie starting at 7 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided during the movie. Seating is limited.

Will Rogers, considered “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” by many people, was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, near Oologah.

As an entertainer and humorist, Rogers traveled around the world three times, made 71 films (50 silent films and 21 “talkies”) and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political columnist of his time and was the highest paid Hollywood film star.

These “Movie Night” events are free thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Call 918-341-0719 for more information. The museum is located at 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard.

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