(7.31) In 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors beer east of the Mississippi River without a permit. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.
Tonight’s Movies on the Block film is the much-beloved 1977 redneck chase comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” directed by Hal Needham.
“Smokey,” aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours.
Rated PG (mild violence/questionable for children/profanity/facial hair). Running time 96 minutes.
Dusk, Thursday, July 31, Grant’s Block, Westminster at Union Streets