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News Archive: 2006

Dinner and a Movie: Gene Autry Westerns
Posted July 9, 2006


Gene Autry Entertainment, the Autry National Center, and the Golden Spur Cafe have planned a few get-togethers for the summer and you are invited!

Gene Autry from his film
In Old Monterey

Every Thursday evening in July, you can corral the kids in the car and roam on over to the Autry Museum because Gene is back in the saddle again with Champion! Spend a beautiful summer evening enjoying an outdoor dinner, gallery talks, and classic Gene Autry Western movies. Take advantage of the whole package: dine al fresco, tour the galleries, and then kick back and watch the famous Singing Cowboy on the silver screen. There is even time to shop in the fabulous Museum Store.

If you attended last summer’s Dinner and A Movie at the Autry you’ll be glad to know that same fun folks will be there this year: Sr. Curator Michael Duchemin will be leading the gallery talks, the Museum Store will supply more wonderful raffle prizes, Karla Buhlman will host a Gene Autry talk before the film, and of course a beautifully restored Gene Autry and Champion will grace the movie screen. Plus the Golden Spur Cafe has planned some festive menus to go along with our “Latin Film” theme.

Dinner and a Movie Line-Up

Mexicali Rose

July 6, 2006
Mexicali Rose (1939)

Radio singer Gene Autry discovers a crooked oil company is cheating an orphanage on the Mexican border. With the aid of a music-loving bandit, Gene and Smiley ride to the rescue. More

July 13, 2006
In Old Monterey (1939)

Sergeant Gene Autry learns that unscrupulous mine owners are keeping ranchers stirred up in hopes that the government will grow weary of the dealings and pay a higher price for their land. More

July 20, 2006
South of the Border (1939)

On the eve of World War II, Federal agents Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette are sent to help foil the plans of foreign spies attempting to gain control of Mexican oil fields. More

July 27, 2006
Down Mexico Way (1941)

When crooked film producers fleece the citizens of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase the con-men to Mexico. Once there, Gene must convince the lovely leading lady that the movie is a fraud and enlist her aid in stopping the evil “producers.” More

All screenings are fully restored digital movies.

$15 / $13.50 for members
Price includes museum admission, dinner, curator guided gallery tour, and movie screening. As always,
PARKING IS FREE at the Autry Museum.

How to Buy Tickets

By Phone
You may purchase tickets in advance by phoning the Museum at: (323) 667-2000, ext. 252.

You may purchase tickets online through the Autry National Center Website.
July 6, 2006 – Mexicali Rose (1939)
July 13, 2006 – In Old Monterey (1939)
July 20, 2006 – South of the Border (1939)
July 27, 2006 – Down Mexico Way (1941)

At the Ticket Office
Tickets may also be purchase in person on the day of the event. Subject to availablity; the events may be sold out.

For more information on Autry National Center Membership and benefits, read here.

For more information on events at the Autry,
visit their website's Calendar section.

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