Free Film Weekends return to the Lyric

The Lyric Theatre and the City of Stuart Community Redevelopment Agency are teaming up again this summer to present Free Film Weekends, a series of great movies over several weekends this summer.

Come see these iconic movies as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen in a full size theatre. We will be kicking off the movies with a special screening of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with special guest Stephen Bogart speaking about his famous parents.

Tickets are available only by visiting the Lyric Theatre Box Office and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The free tickets are limited to 4 per person and are subject to availability.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Saturday, August 7, 2010
4pm & 7pm
Director John Huston’s Oscar winning 1948 classic about two down on their luck prospectors, (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) looking for gold in Mexico in 1920s. After the showing of this movie, Stephen Bogart, son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will have a question and answer period about his famous parents.

The Birds
Sunday, August 8, 2010
1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller about the small coastal town of Bodega Bay that is slowly taken over by the bizarre behavior of birds attacking people. The movie stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren.

Sunday, August 8, 2010
One of the greatest suspense films of all time! Anthony Perkins stars as Norman Bates in Hitchcock’s famous 1960 thriller, Psycho. Bates, who is dominated by his invalid mother, runs his family’s motel when a young Marion Crane rents a room from him; what happens next is movie history.

Gone With the Wind
Sat/Sun, August 21st and 22nd, 2010
American classic in which a manipulative woman, Scarlett O’Hara, and a roguish man, Rhett Butler, carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Starring legendary actors – Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

The Grapes of Wrath
Saturday, August 28, 2010
4pm & 7pm
1940 John Ford epic story of the Great Depression. This movie follows the lives of a poor Midwest family, as they travel to California to seek a better life. Henry Fonda stars in this movie based on the John Steinbeck novel.

Mister Roberts
Sunday, August 29, 2010
2pm & 5pm
This 1955 John Ford comedy-drama about life on a “not particularly important” ship of the US Navy during WWII, packs a star studded cast of actors – featuring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon and Ward Bond.

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, September 4, 2010
4pm & 7pm
One of the all-time best family movies ever to hit the big screen! Follow Dorothy and her friends as they travel the yellow brick road in search of happiness. See Judy Garland at her finest performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

The Black Stallion
Sunday, September 5, 2010
2pm & 5pm
Based on the 1941 classic children’s novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Tale of a boy and his love of an Arabian horse takes them from an island all the way to the starting gate at the most anticipated horse race of the year. The ending will have you smiling. Starring Mickey Rooney.

Lawrence of Arabia
Saturday, September 11, 2010
1963 Oscar winner for best picture, Lawrence of Arabia is the tale of a flamboyant and controversial British military figure during World War I. This film features such Hollywood greats as Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif.

Crimson Pirate
Sunday, September 12, 2010
2pm & 5pm
Burt Lancaster stars in this 1952 adventure classic. He plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the throws of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.

The Lyric Theatre is located at 59 SW Flagler Ave. in Downtown Stuart. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call (772) 286-7827 or go to