Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Darke County Center for the Arts will present a free family movie matinee on Sunday, March 22 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall featuring the classic favorite about a magical automobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. “The whole family can celebrate Spring by going on a delightful adventure with DCCA,” said Andrea Jordan, Executive Director of the arts group. “No tickets are required; we invite the community to spend time together enjoying free popcorn while delightedly watching Dick Van Dyke and company embark on a fantastical musical journey,” Ms. Jordan said. The show begins at 2 p.m.

The 1968 film is loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel, with a script by beloved children's author Raold Dahl of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame, and Ken Hughes, who also directed the movie. Critic Roger Ebert wrote that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is “about the best two-hour children's movie you could hope for, with a marvelous magical auto and lots of adventure and a nutty old grandpa and a mean Baron and some funny dances and a couple of scary moments.”

Keller Grain and Feed is sponsoring this special event, and will be providing the popcorn to appropriately accompany the show. Darke County Center for the Arts presents high quality performing artists in a variety of venues and encourages cultural enrichment in the community it serves. For more information about the movie matinee, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or or visit their Website,

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