Last night my family and I had the opportunity to see John Wayne on the big screen at the historic Avalon Theater. Every Tuesday, the theater offers a deal: buy dinner at one of the downtown restaurants and see a movie for free. It’s a great way to boost the local economy and see a movie in an old style theater with velvety seats and a balcony.
I seriously LOVE the balcony 😀
Most of the time, the theater shows older movies like Jaws, Gremlins, Monty Python, etc. A lot of us have seen those movies but not on the big screen. When my sister, Bree, informed me that Rio Bravo would be playing at the Avalon, I knew we had to go.
And see if we could get my dad to join.
Dad is a huge John Wayne fan and us girls grew up with the Duke. I think between the three of us, we can recite every line to Rio Bravo. I have a lot of great memories watching John Wayne with my dadda 🙂 Boog and I set out on a mission to get dad to come to the theater with us to see Rio Bravo. Now you have to understand something about my dad: the man gets up at the crack of dawn for work and is usually in bed by 8:00. Rio Bravo is over two hours so that meant that even if the movie started exactly on time, we wouldn’t be getting out of the theater until after 9:30.
Did we have what it takes to convince dad to stay out late on a work night??????
Of course 😉
All we had to do was mention John Wayne, Rio Bravo, and say a couple lines from the movie and he was hooked. It was such a fun night! Here’s a couple of pictures of the evening for your enjoyment 😉
Any of you out there John Wayne fans? What is your favorite movie by the Duke?