Classic movies returning to the big screen at The Electric Theater

The Electric Theater in downtown St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of the City of St. George, St. George News

ST GEORGE — Classic movies like “Old Yeller” and “Swiss Family Robinson” will be shown on the big screen once again this summer starting Monday in weekly matinees at The Electric Theater in St. George in support of a good cause.

Classic movies will be screened Mondays during the summer at The Electric Theater in support of Memory Matters Utah. | Image courtesy of Memory Matters Utah, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge.

Precision Hearing has teamed with Memory Matters Utah for the “The Precision Hearing Monday Matinee series,” a free community event held Mondays at 1 p.m. May 29 through August 28.

While the event is free, donations can be made to support the work of Memory Matters, a nonprofit organization based in St. George working to reduce isolation and improve wellness for individuals with dementia and their caregivers in Southern Utah and Nevada through activities, support, education and consultation.

“There will be a donation box inside the theater for those that wish to donate,” David Moore, Memory Matters development director, said.

Some of the classic films from the 1950s and 60s to be screened include:

May 29th – “Old Yeller” 1957
Rated: G – Runtime: 83 minutes

June 12th – “True Grit” 1969
Rated: G – Runtime: 128 minutes

June 19th – “The Nutty Professor” 1963
Rated: G – Runtime: 107 minutes

June 26th – “Cool Hand Luke” 1967
Rated: PG – Runtime: 126 minutes

July 3rd – “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” 1962
Rated: G – Runtime: 124 minutes

July 10th – “Swiss Family Robinson” 1960
Rated: G – Runtime: 126 minutes

Memory Matters works actively to engage the Southern Utah community in regular activities to help raise funds for the organization, such as a recent art show displaying the creative works of dementia patients.

Read more: Art program unlocks creative minds of dementia patients

More information about Memory Matters can be found at the organization’s website where donations can also be made online.

Precision Hearing is based in St. George and offers comprehensive hearing care services, including complete hearing evaluations, hearing loss rehabilitation, education and counseling.

Event Details

  • What: The Precision Hearing Monday Matinee series.
  • When: Monday, May 29, to Monday, August 28, Mondays at 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle Street, St. George.
  • Cost: Free; optional donations can be made at a donation box at the theater or online at the Memory Matters website.

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  • knobe May 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    The film selection ? my 95 year old father might have been interested but he’s gone .
    Me ? ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • peanutz714 May 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I would love to see these movies, but I work on Monday afternoons . Doesn’t seem fair that I can’t see them just because I am not retired or unemployed .

  • great success May 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    This sounds very cool. I haven’t yet seen the renovated theater inside so this provides a nice excuse. And a good cause to boot!

    I echo what another said that it would be nice to have more flexible show times. And maybe expanding to other seasons, even if for just a short time period. But excellent concept. Old scary movies in the fall doable? ?

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