Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
What happens when a 1980’s heavy metal band takes to the road? How does the trip affect the lives of the band members, their crew and their fans? All is revealed when “This is Spinal Tap” is shown as the September feature for Movie Night at the Museum. The film marked the directorial debut of actor Rob Reiner who was, at that time, known mainly for his role as Archie Bunker’s son-in-law on television’s “All in the Family”. The film will be shown at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 26.
The “mockumentary” stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as members of the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The band is being followed on their American tour by documentary producer Martin “Marty” DiBergi, played by Reiner. While the film was popular with the critics, it was only a modest commercial success. Over the years, however, it has developed a cult following and in 2002 it was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry for basically launching the mockumentary genre.
Admission and popcorn are free, but donations are gladly accepted to defray costs. Soda pop, water, beer and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers can bring their own cushions or seating if they like.
Located in the former Central School in Kalispell, the Northwest Montana History Museum brings the past alive through exhibits, artifacts, educational programs and events. The Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm weekdays at 124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell. For more information call 406-756-8381.
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