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Movie Night at the Museum to show ‘The Elephant Man’

by Daily Inter Lake
| February 22, 2024 12:00 AM

The February feature for Movie Night at the Northwest Montana History Museum will be “The Elephant Man,” starring Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt. 

Directed by David Lynch, the 1980 film is based on the life of Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man living in 19th-century London. When physician Frederick Treves (Hopkins) discovers John (Hurt) in a freak show, he brings him to the hospital for an examination. He learns that there’s much more to John than his outward appearance and begins to work with and eventually teach his challenging patient.

The film also stars Hannah Gordon, Anne Bancroft and John Gielgud. It received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Admission and popcorn are free. Soda, water, beer and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers are welcome to bring their own cushions or seating.

The museum is located at 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. For more information call 756-8381.