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Once again the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center invites audiences to experience a cinema and Newport experience like no other. One of two screenings of the classic 1974 film The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow will take place on Sunday August 4th at 10:30am and again Sunday August 18th  at 10:30 a.m. Attendees have the option to purchase tickets to the film and continental breakfast or the Rosecliff Mansion tour package that includes the film, continental breakfast and a tour of the sprawling, historic mansion where the movie was partly filmed (along with scenes from the Marble House among others). The voucher for the tour can be used any day between 9 and 4 p.m.

If you are not familiar with the story of The Great Gatsby, you should be. It is a uniquely American tale created by one of the greatest novelists of all-time F. Scott Fitzgerald. Featuring the elements of rags to riches success, over excess of the 1920’s wealthy, crime, love, romance and a perfectly executed plot that both sums up and questions the so-called American dream.

The film was directed by Jack Clayton with a screenplay by legendary director Francis Ford Coppola. The film includes wonderful supporting actor turns by the like of Bruce Dern (Tom Buchanan), Sam Waterston (Nick Carraway) and Karen Black (Myrtle Wilson).

“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!” -Jay Gatsby

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Tickets are $15 for the film and continental breakfast or $30 for film, breakfast and Rosecliff tour. Purchase tickets now at janepickens.com or call (401) 846-5474 for more information

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