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KEATON TRADITION: Classic fun in the Cemetery

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BY SUE HUNTER WEIR

It’s become a Memorial Day weekend tradition:  a Buster Keaton silent film accompanied by local musicians Dreamland Faces.  You’ll never have more fun than this in a cemetery. This year’s classic film, “Steamboat Bill Jr.” was the fourth Keaton film shown in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery.  It was a perfect evening for a movie with beautiful weather and no mosquitoes.  About 200 people attended this year’s screening.  There will be three other opportunities to see movies in the cemetery this season.  On Saturday, August 26th, we’ll be showing “The Last Man on Earth,” the first of three Vincent Price films.  On Saturday, September 9th, the movie will be the not-to-be-missed film, “The Conqueror Worm.”  We’ll close out the season on September 23rd with “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.”  Gates open about an hour before the sunsets.  Tickets are $10; kids under 12 get in for free.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.  Further details will be available in The Alley Newspaper and on facebook (Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery).

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