Car Show Organizers to Screen A Face in the Crowd

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Majorettes parade by the review stand, and Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes, during the filming of A Face in the Crowd. This scene was shot at the former Piggott football field in August of 1956. The film will be presented Saturday evening in an open air viewing in downtown Piggott.(file photo)

The organizers of the Piggott Heritage Super Cruise will host a free public viewing of the movie, "A Face in the Crowd", at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

To accommodate adequate seating, the City of Piggott will temporarily close Second Avenue, between Main and Cherry Streets.

The viewing will be by projection, and will be held in an "open air" format. Organizers noted participants must provide their own seating, as the movie will be shown in the shadow of the former Carolyn Theater, where the movie celebrated its world premiere in 1957.

Free popcorn will be provided, while drinks and other concessions will be available at a nominal cost. "Those wanting to attend need only bring their lawn chairs for seating, and gather between the Inn at Piggott and Lolly's to enjoy a significant part of Piggott's history," event organizers added.

It was also noted a brief historical discussion will be presented prior to the movie, to allow for sufficient darkness to project the film.

The annual car show will be held May 15 to 17, with the majority of the activities at Heritage Park.

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