Movie Night at the Museum

The Northwest Montana History Museum’s movie nights
are a great way to hang out and enjoy classic films.
Free admission! Free popcorn!

Movie Night at the Museum presents A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Movie Night at the Museum will feature A Streetcar Named Desire, the film that turned a Broadway actor into a movie star. The 1951 Southern Gothic drama was adapted from a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tennessee Williams. Under the direction of Elia Kazan, the black and white film features Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden.

Brando, Hunter, and Malden all reprised their original Broadway roles, but Jessica Tandy, who had played Blanche DuBois on stage was replaced by Leigh to bring more star power to the film. The film moved Marlon Brando from relative obscurity to prominence as a major Hollywood film star. He received an Academy Award nomination (the first of four) for Best Actor while Leigh won her second Oscar for playing DuBois.

Doors open 6:30 pm. Admission and popcorn are free, but donations are welcomed to defray costs. Soda pop, water, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers can bring their own cushions or seating if they choose.

Marking its 25-year anniversary in 2024, the Northwest Montana History Museum presents a wide range of exhibits, artifacts, educational programs, and events. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Call 406-756-8381 or visit nwmthistory.org.