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Monday Night at the Howard – The Jerk (Free Admission)

Adapted from the Howard Theatre’s website:

 Monday night movie: “The Jerk”  Starring Steve Martin.

220px-The_JerkRead about it IMDB and Wikipedia. The Jerk, a Rob Reiner film, was the 9th highest grossing film of 1979.

Very special thanks to the Video Station on Mallard Street right here in Taylor.

Did yall know that they have the 4th largest selection of video titles IN THE COUNTRY???   Right here in Taylor???

Not the fourth largest inventory…the fourth largest selection of titles.

That means that if you wanna see it…odds are they’ve got it on their shelf.   Even its some bizarre unknown feature from way-back-when…there’s a good chance they’ve got it sitting there waiting for you.

Swing in and give em a look when you get a chance.

Monday night at 8:30pm  admission is FREE

Monday Night at the Howard – Labyrinth

Labyrinth   ( Rated PG   1986 )


This was the last feature film directed by Jim Henson before his death in 1990.

Click here for the IMDB listing and here for the Wikipedia article.

Showtime is Monday night at 8:30 PM and admission is FREE!

Keep the suggestions coming. See you at The Howard!

[Publisher’s Note: The information in this story is adapted from the Howard Theatre website. Also, below is the movie poster I remember.]



Monday Night at the Howard – The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride   ( Rated PG   1987 )


It is INCONCEIVABLE that anyone could have missed out on such an inspiring tale of Pirates, Giants, Villainous Nobility, Treachery and remarkable swordsmanship  (and not too much kissing)…..But when I saw this in the request bucket there was but one thing I could say:   AS YOU WISH.

Click here for the IMDB listing and here for the Wikipedia article.

Monday night at 8:30pm  admission is FREE.

Keep the suggestions coming.

See you at The Howard!

[Publisher’s Note: The information in this link is adapted from the Howard Theatre website.]

Monday Night at The Howard – The Secret of NIMH

 Monday night movie at the Howard Theatre in Taylor:

“The Secret of NIMH”   (Animated  Rated G   1982)

Monday night at 8:30pm  admission is FREEThe_Secret_of_NIMH

Several animators left the Disney animation department to chart their own path. Don Bluth went on to do many more very successful animations, including The Land Before Time.

If you love the art of  animation, you will find the information on this film to be fascinating. Read all about here: The Secret of NIMH

Just the list of voice actors will amaze you. Dom DeLuise as Jeremy the Crow provides some comic relief in an otherwise serious presentation. It might be a bit intense for very young children.



Monday Night at the Movies at The Howard Theatre in Taylor

Publisher’s Note: If you haven’t been to the Howard Theater in Taylor lately you are in for a treat! Comfy seats, digital projection and awesome sound is waiting for you. All shows, all times are only $6.50 but they just started “Monday Night at the Movies” and admission is . . . drum roll please . . . FREE!

The following is from the Howard Theatre websiteIMG_4058

This week’s “Monday night at the movies:”

JURASSIC PARK   (PG-13  1993….yeah, 20 yrs ago)

Monday night at 8:30pm  admission if FREE

Movies that need to be seen….again.

We all have certain favorite movies which we really enjoyed, they were phenomenal at the time but have since been pushed aside in our minds by more recent amazements ( Squirrel! )

We can always revisit these old friends by renting a DVD (if you can find it) and plopping down in front of the tube; But some films need a bigger screen. And some films need to be shared. And some films need to be seen by audiences who might not have seen them in the past, and might not be willing to give it a second glance.

The American Film Institute has a list of the top 100 films of all time. The are considered the most important and most influential movies ever made. They are amazing movies. I don’t disagree with anything on the list. BUT…the AFI is a bunch of old fuddy-duddies. Their list seems to stop in the early 80’s. Lots of good stuff has happened since then. And lots of good stuff happened before that, but didn’t make their list. And many of those classic films move at a pace that is more reflective of the times in which they were made and some of our current audiences lack the patience to sit through dialog without frequent explosions or frantic CGI eye-candy. I’m not complaining, that stuff pays the bills. But every now and then I really want to run a GOOD movie, and not just a POPULAR movie…huge difference.

We will soon begin doing “Monday-night Movies” where we will play two classic or modern-classic movies. Yes, we will still have our current releases playing on Mondays, but we will have those showings earlier in the day, around 3pm. The “Monday-night Movies” features will be free admission. And since I fully understand, respect, and appreciate that not everyone will or should agree with my taste in what constitutes a “good movie” we will develop a process of having yall suggest and then vote on which films we will show.

Yes, I want to play the classics like “Citizen Kane”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. But there are also some westerns out there which are entertaining and informative, like “How the West Was Won”, “Cimarron”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Cowboys”. There are entertaining and informative war movies like “The Longest Day” “A Bridge too Far” and “Saving Private Ryan”, There are fantastic family features like “Dumbo”, “Pinocchio”, The Apple Dumpling Gang”, “Gremlins”, “Labyrinth” . There are musicals like “Oklahoma”, “South Pacific” and “Paint your Waggon” (Yes, Clint Eastwood can sing) and “My Fare Lady”. There are films that could just best be described as….weird…”The Jerk”, “Blazing Saddles”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Clockwork Orange” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “2001 Space Odyssey”, “Spaceballs”. And, of course, there are modern wonders of cinematic perfection like “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, “Fried Green Tomatoes”, “Forrest Gump”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” , “Amadeus”, “Jaws”, “On Golden Pond”, “Ordinary People”.

Ohhhhh so much to choose from…..

So stay tuned for further developments. This is gonna be fun.