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Reg Lenna To Screen ‘Mask’ Today; ‘Queen Bees’ Friday

Pictured is a scene from ‘Mask.’

The 1985 drama Mask and the comedy Queen Bees will show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

Peter Bogdanovich’s biographical film Mask will screen Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz), a disfigured but highly sensitive and intelligent teenager. Motivated by his loving mother, Rusty (Cher), and her boyfriend, Gar (Sam Elliott), Rocky ultimately overcomes pain, loneliness and prejudice to become a role model to his classmates and teachers alike. Mask is rated PG-13 and is 127 minutes long.

Mask will be shown as part of an ongoing, annual celebration of actor Sam Elliott. Created by Forte Restaurant, Sam Elliott Appreciation falls on or near the iconic actor’s birthday. On August 9, Mayor Eddie Sundquist will make a proclamation of the celebration at 4 p.m. at the restaurant at 114 E. Third St.

The romantic retirement home comedy Queen Bees, will screen Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. The movie stars Ellen Burstyn, Ann Margaret, Loretta Devine and James Caan. While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen (Burstyn) moves into a nearby retirement community . Once behind the doors of Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls” the likes of which she hasn’t encountered since high school, all of which leaves her yearning for the solitude of home. But somewhere between flower arranging and water aerobics Helen discovers that it’s never too late to make new friends and perhaps even find a new love. Queen Bees is rated PG-13 and is 100 minutes long.

Tickets to Movies at The Reg are $7, with an additional $1 theater restoration fee added. They may be purchased fromm noon to 5 p.m. Monday, noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, at 484-7070 and online at reglenna.com.

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. Third St.

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