Secretariat Opens Thanksgiving Night at Fiske

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to make memories with the family and what a better way to make memories than bringing your family back to the Fiske Theatre this Holiday weekend.

This week the Fiske will feature Walt Disney’s latest release Secretariat. Show times will be Thanksgiving night through Saturday at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Secretariat tells of a housewife with little knowledge of horse-racing that fosters one of the greatest race horses of all time as the story of the 1973 Triple Crown winner comes to the screen in this inspirational underdog drama based on the novel Secretariat: The Making of a Champion by William Nack and starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich.

Penny Chenery (Lane) is a devoted mother and housewife whose ailing father is the proprietor of Meadow Stables in Virginia. When her father becomes too ill to tend to his horses, Penny agrees to take over the stables despite her inexperience. Desperate, she turns to veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich) to help show her the ropes. Up to this point, horse racing has been a decidedly male-dominated sport. But with Lucien’s help, Penny prepares to prove that gender has no bearing on one’s ability to breed a fast race horse. As Secretariat blasts out of the gates to leave his competition in the dust, the whole world watches in amazement, and a legend is born.

General admission is just $5.50, with children six and under admitted for $2.75. With a $15.00 or more purchase from the concession stand on Black Friday patrons will receive a Christmas bow made from actual movie film.

So get out of the house Thanksgiving night and make memories at the Fiske Theatre, “Your Best Seat In Town.”

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