The next Flash Back Friday movie at the Poncan Theater is April 1


April 1 Flashback Friday The movies continue at the historic Poncan Theater, 104 East Grand, with ‘The Blues Brothers’, a 1980 American musical directed by John Landis. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, it’s really on the BIG SCREEN at Poncan with two screenings at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. This film is sponsored by Greenwood Aerospace.

The film stars John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd as his brother Elwood, characters developed from the recurring sketch musical “The Blues Brothers” in 1978 on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. The film is set in and around Chicago, Illinois, where it was filmed, and the screenplay was written by Aykroyd and Landis.

It features rhythm and blues musical numbers and soul singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan and John Lee Hooker. It features non-musical performances from Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, Charles Napier, Kathleen Freeman and John Candy.

In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Shop for your favorite concessions, including cold wine and beer, and enjoy the “Blues Brothers” at Poncan. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $4 or at the box office before the movie for $5.

Lots of great movies and events coming to the Poncan Theater in 2022.

Buy tickets and find more details at or call the box office at 580-765-0943.


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