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News Archive: 2008

Dinner and a Movie: Gene Autry Westerns
Updated May 16, 2008


This year’s Dinner and a Movie event at the Autry National Center looks at the “cowboys and presidents” connection in Gene Autry movies. Tuesdays in July, ride on over to the Autry Museum and spend a beautiful summer evening enjoying a tasty dinner, curator lead talks in the new Cowboys and Presidents exhibit, and a classic Gene Autry Western movie.

The regular cast of characters is returning to this year’s Dinner and A Movie at the Autry:  Senior Curator Michael Duchemin will lead the Gene Autry gallery talks, Vice President of Gene Autry Entertainment Karla Buhlman will host the talk before the film, and of course a beautifully restored Gene Autry and Champion will grace the movie screen. Plus the Golden Spur Cafe has planned some tasty meals to kick off the evening!

Dinner and a Movie Line-Up

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Guns and Guitars (1936)

As musicians in a traveling medicine show, Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse land in the midst of a Texas cattle war. Gene blazes into action with bullets, ballots, and ballads to clean up the crooked cattlemen and their quarantined cattle. More

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Rovin’ Tumbleweeds (1939)

When rancher Gene Autry becomes a singer to aid farmers and ranchers, his radio popularity propels him into politics and he is elected to Congress. Blaming crooked politicians for the disaster, Gene tries to put through a flood control bill and finds he has a lot to learn. More

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Gaucho Serenade (1940)

A case of mistaken identity sends Gene and Frog, two down-and-out ex-rodeo stars, on a rip-roaring, cross-country trek as they help a little boy evade the gangsters responsible for the false imprisonment of his father. More

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Barbed Wire (1952)

In 1878, Gene Autry is a cattle buyer who tries to settle a battle between the cattlemen and homesteaders, when the latter are worked up into a feverish pitch by an unscrupulous landowner. More

All screenings are fully restored digital movies.

$15 for Autry National Center Members
$18 for Non-members
$8 for Children 12 and Under

Price includes museum admission, dinner, curator guided gallery tour, and movie screening. As always, PARKING IS FREE at the Autry Museum.

By Phone
You may purchase tickets in advance by phoning the Museum at: (323) 667-2000, ext. 300.

You may purchase tickets online by contacting the Autry National Center's Programs Department via email

At the Ticket Office
Tickets may also be purchase in person on the day of the event. Subject to availability; the events may be sold out.

For Autry National Center Membership information, read here.

For more information on events at the Autry,
visit their website's Calendar section.

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