The classic movie “BOYS TOWN” starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney will be on the big screen at The Historic Liberty Theater in downtown Murphysboro Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
It’s the story of a Catholic Priest, Father Edward J. Flanagan, who established a home for underprivileged and delinquent boys.
Mickey Rooney’s role of the wild and lost kid who bordered on the edge, became a classic in itself.
Although the story is mostly fiction, there was and is a “Boys Town” near Omaha, Nebraska….and there was a real Father Flanagan.
Show time is 7 .p.m, and admission is by requested donation. Dollar concessions are available, and lighted lot parking is just steps away from the front door. This is a family event. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
All event proceeds benefit the all volunteer on-going restoration project of the Liberty, which is now a National Historic Site.