OK, so it's the Fourth of July Monday, but you can't do fireworks and parades all day and night. Can you?
Well, maybe you can. But here's an event you can add or use as an alternative sometime during the day - "The Sting," Monday's free movie at the new Trolley Square Cinemas, located on the south side of Trolley Square, in the series sponsored by the Deseret News and Cineplex Odeon Theaters.The 1973 multiple Oscar-winning comedy stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as gamblers/conmen in Chicago during the '30s who seek revenge when a friend is killed by a high-rolling New York mobster. So they plot an intricate "sting" to get back at him, and the plot twists don't stop until the film's end credits start rolling.
The film is funny and exciting and has an array of wonderful performances, starting with Redford and Newman and continuing with the support from Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan and Harold Gould.
"The Sting" is a lot of fun - and don't your kids deserve to see what a pair of real movie stars are like together, as opposed to the brat-pack types they're used to? You can see "The Sting" Monday at 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m.
The remaining free films in this series are "Doctor Zhivago" (Tuesday), "Ben-Hur" (Wednesday) and "You Can't Take It With You" (Thursday).
The screenings are free with an original ad for the series from the Deseret News (there is one in this section today). Simply present the ad at the box office for two free admissions - if you want to take more people, just collect more ads (no photocopies, please). You cannot purchase tickets to these films; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The new Trolley Square Cinemas is a four-plex on the south side of Trolley Square, 602 E. Second South. - Christopher Hicks