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TREAT YOURSELF TO A WEEK AT THE BEACH AND ALSO HELP THE TYBEE POST THEATER

Tybee Post Theater is offering weeklong stays at “Tybrisa at the Beach Resort” an oceanfront resort on Tybee Island, Georgia. A generous donor, Mr. Felix Valdez, donated two separate rental weeks in July and one in September in his two condos with the net proceeds benefiting the Theater.

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“The Graduate’s” unlikely love triangle @TybeePost

By Jim Reed/SMN

Looking ahead to Sept. 7, the Tybee Post Theater (one of our area’s restored, single-screen historic cinemas) presents a one-show-only revival of the iconic romantic dramedy “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman (“Outbreak”), Katharine Ross (“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”) and Anne Bancroft (“The Miracle Worker”). Directed by the late, great Mike Nichols (“The Birdcage”), co-written by Buck Henry (TV’s “Get Smart”) and featuring a best-selling soundtrack of Simon & Garfunkel tunes, this seminal 1960s motion picture about the unlikely love triangle formed by a young man, his girlfriend and her mother earned six Oscar nominations and influenced untold scores of coming-of-age pictures around the globe.

A legitimate masterpiece of awkward comedic timing and bittersweet subject matter, echoes of “The Graduate” can be plainly seen and felt in such disparate later works as Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” and Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” If you don’t happen to live on the island, it’s well worth the drive to see this one in a theatrical setting. Plus, admission price for this 7 p.m. show includes a glass of wine (if you’re old enough) and a piece of chocolate. Beat that!

Counterculture drama “Midnight Cowboy” heats up the Post

By Jim Reed/SMN

On March 9, the historic Tybee Post Theater presents a one-show-only booking of director John Schlesinger’s landmark 1969 counterculture drama “Midnight Cowboy,” starring the unlikely pairing of Dustin Hoffman (“Marathon Man,” “Lenny”) and Jon Voight (“Conrack,” “Anaconda”) as, two desperate, down-and-out, would-be prostitutes adrift in the seamy social underbelly of late-’60s New York City. Despite moments of genuine levity, “Midnight Cowboy” is a dark and depressing film, albeit a stunningly well-made and well-acted one.

Originally rated X in its earliest theatrical releases (because of an almost hilariously misguided and outdated notion that blatant homosexual content in any way shape or form would be dangerous for viewers between the ages of 18 and 21 to see), the film’s rating was later reduced to R as society’s views on sexuality caught up with Mother Nature’s. Still, just for a laugh, let’s raise a glass to the Tybee Post for proudly showing an X-rated film, shall we?

Despite its rating troubles, “Midnight Cowboy” wound up winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director — which I believe makes it the only X-rated film to ever win any sort of Academy Award. It also took home six BAFTAs (the U.K.’s equivalent of the Oscar). Look out for an amazing supporting cast, including memorable turns and cameos by the likes of Sylvia Miles, Brenda Vaccaro and the reliably terrific Bob Balaban. Showtime is 7 p.m., with $10 admission (which includes a glass of wine for those of legal drinking age, and a chocolate kiss). As one might imagine, this film is recommended for mature viewers.

Until next week, see you at the movies, be kind to those around you and don’t forget to turn off that cell phone.

Upcoming Events
  1. Seth Walker Trio

    October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Girls’ Night Out: “Sabrina”

    October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. The Music of Miles Davis

    October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Graveface Fright Fest

    October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club w/Geoff Lott

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tybee Friday feud: Fannie’s vs Hucapoos

    November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  7. The Women of Country Music: Unplugged with Katie Deal

    November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  8. Date Night: “Saturday Night Fever”

    November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  9. The Petty Hearts

    November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  10. “I Remember Tybee”

    November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm