Entertainment

Considered one of the greatest films of cinema, the 2001 epic fantasy adventure The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring will be shown at Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin St.) on Friday, Aug. 4. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Fellowship of the Ring is based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and is the first installment of the three The Lord of the Rings series. A meek hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

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Britt Godwin

Food, fun and plenty of good music are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Thin Blue Line benefit concert at Courville’s from noon – 6 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians including Britt Godwin & Company, Scott McGill, Tim Burge & The Reckoning, Bill Brooks & Stone Cold, and Ray Ybarra & The Fabulous Hellcats. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.833tips.com. Price includes lunch, which will be served from noon – 2 p.m.

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Tickets are now on sale for “An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October” on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the downtown Jefferson Theatre. This rare and intimate show features Furstenfeld, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for the rock band Blue October, playing an acoustic set of songs never before heard, as well as stripped down and softer versions of Blue October fan favorites. The evening will also consist of spoken word and a Q&A session, allowing the audience to interact with him.

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Presented by NMGM Productions, Forever His is a serious, thought-provoking love story you will remember forever, and its coming to the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, July 29. It’s the story of a young woman who struggled with her past for years, using pills and alcohol to forget those nights she swore she would keep a secret. Tragedy strikes, and now she must tell all to her mother and her newfound love in order to be set free and be “forever his”!

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Froderman

The fourth annual National Dance Day not only has a new date, but new location as well. What’s Happening Orange County? and The Hub will present National Dance Day in Southeast Texas on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. – noon at the downtown Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main), and it’s free to attend.

“We are moving indoors,” said Penny LeLeux, organizer of the local event. “The last two years, the July heat has been brutal.”

The goal has always been to draw dance enthusiasts from all around Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana

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Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring his hilarious comedic act to Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21. Epps grew to fame in the mid 90s through his appearances on the Def Comedy Jam series then got his movie break in 1999 co-starring with Ice Cube as Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next. He went on to star in such movies like The Hangover, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Hangover III, Next Day Air and next year will return to the big screen as Day-Day Jones in Last Friday. Tickets are $69-$44.50 and go on sale Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

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If you attended The Godfather on Classic Movie Night on July 14, then don’t miss the Friday, July 21 showing of The Godfather Part II. The 1974 film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola is both the sequel and prequel to The Godfather and keeps most of the same cast including Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro. Many critics proclaimed the sequel was better than the first movie.

The movie depicts the early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York. And later, his son Michael expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

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It’s a perfect night out with the kids as Beaumont Community Players Kidmunity troupe presents Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, July 20, through Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Based on an 18th century classic French tale then turned into an award winning movie by Walt Disney Pictures in 1991 as well as in 2017, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-hearted prince who has been transformed into a “beast” due to his selfish ways and has to find true love to revert back to a human.

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Elizabeth Bunch as Pamela and Todd Waite as Richard Hannay

The cast and creative team are ready for the summer chills production of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at the Alley Theatre, located at 615 Texas Ave. in downtown Houston.

Based on the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Mark Shanahan, and runs July 21 – Aug. 20 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets start at $26 and are available now at alleytheatre.org.

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Experience the magic of film with a live orchestra for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in the downtown Houston theatre district at 615 Louisiana St. The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Houston Symphony performing every note from the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time with $974.8 million sold at the box office.

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