Three more showings of "Ben-Hur" are scheduled for Wednesday - because you asked for it.
Easily the most popular film in our initial series of free "Golden Oldies," "Ben-Hur" did the same kind of business this past Saturday. So we scheduled it again on Wednesday, as the free movie series at Trolley Square Cinemas (n the south side of Trolley Square) sponsored by the Deseret News and Cineplex Odeon Theaters winds down."Ben-Hur" still holds the record for Oscar wins (1), and the 1959 motion picture is still powerful, standing the test of time - and not just for its awesome chariot race and seafaring scenes, but also for its compelling story and strong narrative.
It will be shown only three times Wednesday - at 11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m.
The final free film in the series is "You Can't Take It with You," the Frank Capra classic starring James Stewart, on Thursday.
Each movie plays only one day, but there are several showings throughout that day. The screenings are free with an original ad for the series from the Deseret News (here 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 (o 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. Sixth South.