Entertainment

Since its Gala Opening Performance with Liberace on Feb. 7, 1980, the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater has hosted the best in world-class entertainment. National touring productions like Riverdance, “Cats,” “Miss Saigon,” “Hairspray,” “The Wizard of Oz,” Blue Man Group and icons like Willie Nelson, B.B.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’


Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway


Directed by: Christopher Nolan


Rated: PG-13

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  • ‘To Rome With Love’
  • Starring: Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Rated: R

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History Channel’s ‘Swamp People’ to appear

Men and women are gearing up for a fun weekend in Beaumont when two great shows combine to give both genders — and complete families, in fact — a lot of bang for the buck July 20-22 at Ford Park Event Center.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma StoneDirected by: Marc WebbRated: PG-13My spidey sense tells me that this is going to be one of the biggest movies of the summer because it’s that good — on every level. For anyone asking why this Marvel Comic hero needed a reboot after the highly successful trilogy starring Toby Maguire, this new feature will quell any discussion despite some of the liberties taken with the character’s mythology.

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Barnum and Bailey presents Barnum Bash

 

Missouri circus performer Cathy Carden is excited about coming to Beaumont. In fact, she said she loves Texas and always looks forward to returning to perform, along with her husband, Brett, and all of their animals. The Cardens live year round in Missouri but enjoy playing about 25 circus dates each year.

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‘Magic Mike’ 

Despite many 11th hour predictions that “Magic Mike” would top the raunchy teddy bear comedy “Ted” from Seth McFarlane, in the weekend box office wars, it did not happen. Still it was a record-breaking weekend as both movies exceeded profit expectations — a first for two openers on the same day. There is something to be said for giving the people what they want.

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‘Abraham Lincoln:

Vampire Hunter’

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell

Directed by: Timur

Bekmambetov

Rated: R

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‘Prometheus’

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Rated: R

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Beverly and Jerry Nelson with granddaughter, Elise Griffin, age 7, for whom Elis

The sneak peak into Elise Griffin’s playhouse in Winnie on Saturday, June 9, gave kids from Buckner Children and Family Services, and Boys’ Haven and Girls’ Haven of Beaumont, members of the local media, and family and friends of the savvy 7-year-old a fun time. New toys caught the eyes, ears and hearts of the attendees and left them with a hope of returning soon.

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