TULSA – Circle Cinema will celebrate 85 years as a Tulsa theater landmark, commemorating the occasion with events tonight through Tuesday. Special events will include rare screenings, guest appearances, filmmaker Q&A sessions and a “Made in Oklahoma Film Festival,” according to a news release.
The “Made in Oklahoma Film Festival” will feature films shot and produced by Oklahoma in Oklahoma and produced by Oklahomans. “Rainbow Around the Sun” and “Left of Center” will screen on Saturday, and “Bill’s Thud” and “Home, James” will screen on Sunday.
Peggy Helmerich will make a special appearance on Sunday, for a screening of the 1950 classic film “Harvey.” Helmerich starred in the film with Jimmy Stewart and will speak about her experience making the film.
On Monday, Circle Cinema will have a ribbon cutting to unveil the restored front entrance and renovation of the original cinema building. Free events include a block party featuring filmmaker Sterlin Harjo’s Walk of Fame dedication and screenings of his short films; student films from Jenks High School, Rogers State University and Tulsa University; and a tribute to Mazeppa Pompazoidi and the Uncanny Film Festival.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating with our loyal members and new friends,” said cofounder Clark Wiens in the release. “If you haven’t yet been to the Circle Cinema, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience all we have to offer.”
For more information and for a full listing of events, please visit: http://www.circlecinema.com/coming-attractions/re-grand-opening-events.