Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Sept. 18

See these film classics where they were made

In 2005, Austin's famous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is setting out on a 6,000-mile, 21-day journey, across the West for a series of film screenings that will take the movie-going experience to a whole new level.

Rolling Roadshow's rig (a mobile outdoor projection unit complete with a full 35mm changeover projection system, stereo sound and a 50-foot inflatable screen), will be screening 11 famous films in their original shooting locations, chosen specifically to intensify the viewing experience.

An outdoor 35mm screening of "Once Upon a Time in the West" will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Goulding's Lodge off Highway 163 in Monument Valley, Utah.

Sergio Leone spent the better part of his career making Italian westerns that appeared to be set in the American southwest. Paramount eventually brought Leone to the real Southwest to film his masterpiece, "Once Upon A Time In The West."

Movie synopsis: A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad in this long frontier epic. Mysterious pasts and the strength of loyalties is explored amid lightning fast gun battles and stylish vistas.

The screening of "Once Upon a Time in the West" is made possible with the assistance of Goulding's Lodge, and will be mounted in the vicinity of the Lodge. Movie Director Alex Cox, featured in the Los Angeles stop on the tour with his movie "Repo Man" has a particular fondness for this location and this movie, and will be extending his participation on the tour to introduce "Once Upon a Time in the West."

An outdoor 35mm screening of "Planet of the Apes (1968)" takes place 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the outdoor amphitheater at Lake Powell in Page.

When Charlton Heston crash lands at the beginning of the original "Planet of the Apes,"it isn't an alien planet as it first appears, it's the good ol' -- Lake Powell, Utah to be specific!

Movie synopsis: Charlton Heston and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. The apes use the primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Heston finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (Roddy McDowall).

Important: seating is not provided at rolling roadshow events. Bring your own folding chair or blanket.

Tickets and information are available now at

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