‘Pride of the Marines’ to be shown at Freeport’s Lindo Theatre April 2

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FREEPORT, Ill. — The Lindo Theatre in Freeport, Ill., presents the true story, Pride of the Marines (1945), as part of its “Hollywood and World War II” Film Series. The film will be shown at 1 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at the Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Ave., in downtown Freeport.

Admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available in advance at the Lindo Theatre Box Office or online at www.classiccinemas.com. The “Hollywood and World War II” Film Series is co-sponsored by the Highland Community College and Stephenson County Museum.

Pride of the Marines is the biographical story of U.S. Marine Al Schmid and his heroic stand against a Japanese attack during the battle of the Guadalcanal, in which he was blinded by a grenade. Back in the United States, Al confronts a new war, battling his anger, fear and despair to adjust to a world of darkness. The movie stars John Garfield and Eleanor Parker.

After the film, guests are invited to participate in a group discussion with Freeport Historical Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Ed Finch, along with Highland Community College/Speech and Communications Instructor Alan Wenzel.

Posted March 26, 2014

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