The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host a free movie night on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. Marking the 50th anniversary of the innovative movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.
The 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill, is based loosely on the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford ).
The film would re-write the western genre and garner three academy awards for best screenplay, cinematography and musical score. The film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 7th greatest Western of all time in the AFI's 10 Top 10 list in 2008. The film is also listed among the One Hundred Greatest American Films.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free movie, but seats may be reserved by calling 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.