‘Friday Night Flicks’ kick off this week
by Jennifer Cohron
Jul 24, 2013 | 1674 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” the classic 1962 film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, will be shown Friday in the amphitheater at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center.

The inaugural “Friday Night Flicks” is being sponsored by the city of Jasper, Walker Area Community Foundation and the Walker County Bar Association.

The collaboration is the result of several years of discussions at the Bankhead House about hosting a movie night.

“We all wanted to do something free for the community,” said Mimi Hudson, director of community relations for WACF.

Organizers had hoped to show a movie starring Tallulah Bankhead. Her father, William B. Bankhead, built the house, and she was married there in 1937.

However, the licensing for Bankhead’s more successful films is not currently available.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” was then selected because of its timeless themes as well as its ties to Alabama native Harper Lee, who penned the novel.

Hudson said more “Friday Night Flicks” are planned for the future.

The movie will begin at 8 p.m. Friday.

Anyone attending is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the amphitheater. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are also allowed.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Family Life Center at Jasper’s First Church of the Nazarene.