The Three Musketeers Opens Outdoor Film Series

Downtown Film Series is pleased to open the seventeenth season of Stars Under the Stars on June 13 with some swashbuckling adventure! It’s “All  for one, and one for all!” as Gene Kelly stars in The Three Musketeers (1948, Not Rated).

Kelly stars as D’Artagnan, a young man on his way to this link Paris to join the famous King’s Musketeers. He encounters trouble along the way, but nevertheless makes his way to Paris where he soon meets three of the skilled Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Before they can get their obligatory duels out of the way, they have a confrontation with men sent by the villainous Richelieu (Vincent Price). D’Artagnan helps the three men in the ensuing duel and afterward is welcomed to the Musketeer ranks.

A tale of indiscretions and missing jewels follows, and it’s up to the Musketeers to try and prevent a war from breaking out between Britain and France. While there have been many screen adaptations of Alexander Dumas’ famous novel, this is your chance to see Gene Kelly’s famous choreography skills set to swordfighting–all on the big screen in gorgeous Technicolor!

Join us this Friday, June 13 for The Three Musketeers, the first film of the seventeenth season of Stars Under The Stars. The presentation will begin at dusk at the Downtown Crute Stage, located on the corner of Main and Fourth Streets. In the event of rain, the film will be shown the following evening at dusk.

Parking is available on Main Street and in the municipal parking lot behind the court house. Admission is free, and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be
available for purchase. Please note there is a “No Pets” policy. The next film shown will be Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox on July 11.

Thanks go out to the sponsors for this year’s film series: Central Virginia Regional Library, Putney Mechanical Company, Real Living Cornerstone, and Virginia Credit Union. Donations provided by Lib’s Place and Pepsi. Special thanks to the Farmville Herald and the Town of Farmville.

Downtown Film Series is committed to enhancing our home at the Crute Stage area and through the years has donated permanent outdoor speakers and associated audio/visual equipment, backstage storage areas, additional power and lights, and restroom facilities. For more information on the series, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/starsunderthestars