I should have publicized this beforehand, on the off chance that there’s one of you two readers
who lives in Mississippi but didn’t already know about the showing. But we just got back from
Vicksburg where there was a special showing of Once Upon a Time in the West at the Strand Theatre as a memorial for my late father-in-law, David Reid.
Family friend Daniel Boone, the film programmer for the Strand, wrote a great blog post about why he was showing this movie and why we’re remembering David. You should go read the whole thing.
David loved to visit and discuss things that interested him. He was an enthusiast. If he liked something, he wanted to share it: music, books, and movies.
The Vicksburg Post even covered the showing with a front page story on Saturday.
The showing was a ton of fun. We had a good turn out of Strand regulars and friends and family of David’s. I’ve seen the film before, but it was great to see it on the big screen and the 2 hours 40 minutes really flew by. So many thanks to Daniel and all the volunteers who make the Strand run for putting on a great evening.
The evening was a fund-raiser for the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department, an organization that David helped found. If you’re moved to watch the movie at home and then send in a donation, you can find them at:
Culkin Volunteer Fire Department
45 Freetown Rd
Vicksburg, MS 39183