Smokey and the Bandit returns to the big screen in Cape Girardeau

It’s Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason, in high gear and hot water!

This Heartland Weekend you can take a minute, or two, to reflect on the life and legacy of the late Burt Reynolds.

You probably remember him in his role as Bo “Bandit” Darville in the movie “Smokey and the Bandit.”

The Marcus Wehrenberg Theatre in Cape Girardeau is bringing back this iconic 1977 film in remembrance of the actor.

The special presentation will begin Friday, Sept. 14 and continue through Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Grab your friends and family, some popcorn and a soda, then head to the theatre for showings at 1:05 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. BONUS: you’ll get to enjoy recliner seating!

Admission is $5 per ticket.

CLICK HERE to see Burt Reynolds on the big screen.

“Smokey and the Bandit”

(Courtesy of YouTube Movies and NBC Universal)

Plot: Big Enos (Pat McCormick) wants to drink Coors at a truck show, but in 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River without a permit. Truck driver Bo “Bandit” Darville (Burt Reynolds) agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgia within 28 hours. When Bo picks up hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), he attracts the attention of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Angry that Carrie will not marry his son, Justice embarks on a high-speed chase after Bandit.

And there’s more! Harry Potter returns to the big screen this Heartland Weekend, too.

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