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Movie: Bridge on the River Kwai

Movie: Bridge on the River Kwai

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 – 9:30 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Join us as we lead up to the sixth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & C&O Railway Festival with a series of WWII movies. Heritage Day is honoring WWI and WWII Vets as the theme of this year's Heritage Day and the movies that were shown duing that time were referred to as "Canned Morale". Our first in the series is the award-winning Bridge Over the River Kwai.
The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge but, under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson, they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of the Japanese commandant Saito. He is an honorable but arrogant man, who is slowly revealed to be a deluded obsessive. He convinces himself that the bridge is a monument to British character, but actually is a monument to himself, and his insistence on its construction becomes a subtle form of collaboration with the enemy. Unknown to him, the Allies have sent a mission into the jungle, led by Warden and an American, Shears, to blow up the bridge.
The film was widely praised, winning seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture) at the 30th Academy Awards. In 1997, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in history.

This is a free event. No tickets required. Seating is first come, first served.

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Virginia Opry: Country Music Fan Appreciation Night

Virginia Opry: Country Music Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 8:00 pm - Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Appalfolks of America presents The Virginia Opry, classic country music with a blend of bluegrass, gospel music, and classic rock. The May 6th show is “Country Music Fan Appreciation Night,” featuring Jana Allen as guest vocalist and Freight Train, a bluegrass band, back by popular demand. In addition to its guest performers, The Virginia Opry will feature three female vocalists: Kim Cahoon, an original member; Holly Nicely, a new member; and Taura Reynolds, Holly’s sister who will make her debut.

All tickets are $12 for general admission seating based on a first come, first served basis.

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Bike Shorts Film Festival

Bike Shorts Film Festival

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 – 9:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Celebrating its 6th year, The Bike Shorts Film Festival features shorts films produced by local, national, and international filmmakers featuring bicycles, bicyclists, and bicycling in interesting, creative, and surprising ways. From music videos to zombie movies, the Bike Shorts Film Festival highlights some of the incredible creativity that southwest and central Virginia has to offer. The fun starts at 7PM, come celebrate bike month with us!

Join us for the special Bike Month event. Want to view previous winners? Check out their you tube channel at www.youtube.com/user/bikeshortsroanoke
FREE Tues. May 9, 7:00 PM

This is a free event. No tickets required. Seating is first come, first served.

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Movie: The Great Escape

Movie: The Great Escape

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Join us as we lead up to the sixth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & C&O Railway Festival with a series of WWII movies. Heritage Day is honoring WWI and WWII Vets as the theme of this year's Heritage Day and the movies that were shown during that time were referred to as "Canned Morale".

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Bluegrass JAM, 3rd Fridays 7pm, Clifton Forge, VA

Bluegrass JAM, 3rd Fridays 7pm, Clifton Forge, VA

Friday, May 19th, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Friday, May 19th, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Clifton Forge School of the Arts - The Gallery, 518 Church St., Clifton Forge, VA 24426

Bluegrass Jam
7:00PM. FREE! 3rd FRIDAY of EVERY month!

Bring an instrument & your voice; or just come listen & toe-tap along with local bluegrass players and fans.
Coffee provided.

THE GALLERY at Clifton Forge School of the Arts, 518 Church St., Clifton Forge, VA.

Donations to CFSOTA, a non-profit 501(c)(3), are more than welcome!

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The Alleghany Highlands Triathlon - Saturday May 20, 2017

The Alleghany Highlands Triathlon - Saturday May 20, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 9:00 am - Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 12:00 pm

Town of Clifton Forge
Clifton Forge, VA  24422-1134 Map

Saturday May 20, 2017, 5k Run, 5m Paddle, 10m Bike enjoy beautiful Alleghany County, VA.

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge. The Omni Homestead Hotel is our sponsor for this event and they are giving all athletes that participate in this event 10% off best available rate the week of May 16 - 21, 2017. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30pm - 7pm, May 19th at Jack Mason's Tavern and 7:30 am at The Sharon Community Center on May 20th(4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge).

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Tour the Historic Masonic Theatre

Tour the Historic Masonic Theatre

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 11:00 am - Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 12:30 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre

Back by popular demand, free tours of The Historic Masonic Theatre resume! The Historic Masonic Theatre is unique because of its history, architecture and all the many special elements that make it one-of-a-kind. Discover them all (including new untold stories) on this interactive tour that explores all four floors of this fascinating building. The Tour is FREE of charge but donations are always appreciated. The tour is limited to 25 guests and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please reserve your place on the tour by clicking the link below, or call our box office at 540-862-5655.

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Movie: Patton

Movie: Patton

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 – 7:00 pm - Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 – 10:00 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Join us as we lead up to the sixth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & C&O Railway Festival with a series of WWII movies. Heritage Day is honoring WWI and WWII Vets as the theme of this year's Heritage Day and the movies that were shown duing that time were referred to as "Canned Morale". Our third and final movie in the series is the award-winning Patton.

Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, who based their screenplay on the biography Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and Omar Bradley's memoir A Soldier's Story. The film was shot in 65 mm Dimension 150 by cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp and has a music score by Jerry Goldsmith.

Patton won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Scott won Best Actor for his portrayal of General Patton, but declined to accept the award. The opening monologue, delivered by George C. Scott as General Patton with an enormous American flag behind him, remains an iconic and often quoted image in film. The film was successful, and in 2003, Patton was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The Academy Film Archive preserved Patton in 2003.
Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war (POWs) are all put in an 'escape proof' camp.

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