In April of 1940, The REES Theatre had been completed and began showing first-run movies in Plymouth.  One of the first blockbusters to come to the REES theatre was Gone With the Wind. Now, 83 years later, The REES will once again bring this classic to the big screen this Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, Gone With the Wind is set against the background of the Civil War and tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara’s unrequited love for Ashley Wilkes and her subsequent turbulent marriage to Rhett Butler. This movie is being shown as a commemorative screening and is known to include depictions and language that may be offensive.

The movie received ten Academy Awards (eight competitive, two honorary) from thirteen nominations, and set records for the total number of wins and nominations at the time.

This Friday night’s movie kicks off the Date Night movies, the first of six events through June.  Adult only, 18 years and older. Tickets are $5.00 and available at Fernbaugh’s in Plymouth, or at   The Box office opens at 6:15.