Tonight for Dinner and a Movie at the Avalon Theater “The Bridge on the River Kwai” staring William Holden and Alec Guinness (he played Obi-Wan Kenobi) in Star Wars. This 1957 war movie won seven Oscars and deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. At first the British won’t build the bridge and bravely endures torture. Then they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. Unknown to the British the Americans have sent a mission into the jungle to blow up the bridge.

 

This is a great movie and two people can see it for free with a dinner receipt from a downtown restaurant. The movie will start at 7pm, so get there early for the best seat, and don’t forget the Avalon had a full concession stand with adult beverages.