Night and Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
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Former Dixie Chick Laura Lynch Tull hosts a screening of the original ‘King Kong’ tonight (Wed), at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Return of the King

In 1933, when the original version of a movie about a 50-foot-tall gorilla first hit the silver screen, life was pretty crazy: The United States was recovering from a huge economic collapse that sent reverberations across the globe (especially in a volatile little enclave called Germany, whose economy inexplicably hinged upon ours), the gap between the have’s and have-not’s had never been wider, and the New York Football Giants and Chicago Bears were tops in their respective conferences.

Sound familiar?

With the recent national theatrical release of King Kong, a re-make by Lord of the Rings series director Peter Jackson, Fort Worth’s Lone Star Film Society plans on showing the earlier ape-tastic flick the way it was seen by audiences of yore — on the big screen. Hosted by former Dixie Chicks member Laura Lynch Tull, the screening will also include hors d’oeuvres and bar.

Though you may get a kick out of the corny special effects, the over-over-acting, and the great costuming, the thing to do — to really appreciate the classic — is just sit back and pretend that you’re trying for a moment to escape the ominous Depression-Era shadow that lingers outside the theater doors. Shouldn’t be too hard, considering.

Tonight (Wed) at 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $20-25. Doors open at 5pm. For more information, call 817-735-1117.


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