Take a train ride with Alfred Hitchcock and the Little Rascals at HOT Depot Restaurant

The McCulloch County Historical Theater Society is sponsoring a train-themed movie night at the Heart of Texas Depot Restaurant in Brady Saturday, June 9. The main feature is Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes,” a 1938 British suspense movie that takes place on a train. Also on the program are Spanky and the rest of the Little Rascals in the 1932 film, “Choo Choo!” In this short comedy, the gang makes a fun-filled’trip on a train, but they make the rest of the passengers miserable. Mitch and Glenda Van Horn’will be serving dinner that evening until 7:45 p.m. After dinner, the tables and chairs will be re- arranged to allow for a larger audience. The program is scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. The ‘Four Gents For Jesus’ will also be on hand to sing a few train-themed ballads. Alfred Hitchcock’s funny and thrilling “The Lady Vanishes” stars Margaret Lochwood as a young woman returning home on a transcontinental train after her vacation. She meets an elderly woman and has lunch with her. Later, she is accidentally knocked unconscious.’ When she revives, everyone else on the train swears that the old woman was never on the train.’ Was the old woman kidnapped, murdered, or just a figment of the girl’s imagination’ Don’t forget to try to spot Alfred Hitchcock in his usual cameo appearance. Also on the program are Spanky, Stymie, Wheezer and Dorothy of Our Gang (the Little Rascals) in “Choo Choo!”‘In this film, some orphan children are traveling with a prissy railroad man who hates children. They escape and switch uniforms with the Gang, who cause havoc on the train for the rest of the journey.’ This was just Spanky’s second film, and he steals it as a toddler who punches everybody in the nose. Tickets are $5 and’will be’available later in May from any Theater Society member.’Tickets will also be available at the door, and seating is limited.’ This is a 16-mm film presentation, not video projection.’Both of these films were made before the MPAA rated movies for content, and “The Lady Vanishes” should be considered PG due to some violence. For more information about the Palace Theater and the McCulloch County Historical Theater Society, visit www.bradypalace.com.

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