Entertainment

Sojourn Church and The Boomtown Film and Music Festival will a host free outdoor screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Event Centre on Sept. 10, beginning at dusk, around 6 p.m.

No theater in the galaxy could hold an adventure this big, so the movie will be projected onto a gigantic 30-foot by 60-foot screen inflated on the Great

Lawn in front of Beaumont’s the Event Centre just off MLK Parkway in Beaumont.

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 “Dr. Strange” (Nov. 4)
“Trolls” (Nov. 4)

It’s hard to imagine the holidays are almost here, but in addition to fractious family gatherings and stressful shopping trips to the mall, you can also look forward to some great movies. Everything from comic books to real life characters — even troll dolls — will appear at a theater near you:

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Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and on Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.

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It’s a double dose of Classic Movie Night this weekend inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont beginning Friday, Aug. 26, with the Academy Award winning 1987 romantic feature Dirty Dancing followed on Saturday, Aug. 27, by Toy Story 2, with proceeds from that showing benefitting the Orange Shriners.

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The Magnificent Seven

As our climate stubbornly refuses to recognize fall, one of the signals that fall has arrived (because we couldn’t tell from the temperature) is the different tone movies take. They go from popcorn blockbusters to more action thrillers and dramas beginning in September, leading up to the awards season. This is when the studios premiere their best hopes for nominations, but the best of those usually dribble out between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Beginning in about two weeks, though, superheroes will take a hiatus until next summer. So long, Superman.

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Mamma Mia! — Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

The 2016-17 lineup has been announced for the 37th season at the Lutcher Theater (707 Main) in Orange, and it includes 13 incredible shows and begins with a Broadway favorite that kicking off it’s national tour, Mamma Mia! on Oct. 4.

That’s followed by a diverse lineup of spectacular shows that promises something for everyone.

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Goo Goo Dolls

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road this fall for their second headline run in support of their latest release Boxes featuring support from SafetySuit. The tour kicks off Oct. 26 in Boise, Idaho, and will run through December, including a Dec. 4 appearance in Beaumont at the Jefferson Theatre. Tickets and more information are available at googoodolls.com/tour.

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Yoakum and Frehley

“Beaumont is not boring,” insists City of Beaumont event facility coordinator Lenny Caballero. Just this year, facilities in downtown Beaumont have hosted concerts such as the Beach Boys, Pat Benatar and Jerry Lee Lewis, and just last week, Clint Black performed to a capacity crowd at the Julie Rogers Theatre and Bobby Bones performed Aug.

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Liz the bloodhound

The Beaumont Police Department invites everyone to attend its annual Cops & Kids Carnival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main St) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual event offers enjoyment for children of all ages, and gives local youth the opportunity to get to know and interact with the officers who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community, all in a fun, stress-free environment.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Classic Movie Night inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont continues with the 1961 two-time Academy Award winner Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Friday, Aug. 12. The romantic comedy stars Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney.

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