Saturday, May 24 at 6:30 PM
WyoTheater, Sheridan, WY
The Stagecoach film is coming to Sheridan’s WyoTheater over Memorial Day weekend. After the screening, join the dance party with live music from The Fireants and The Dave Munsick Band. Wyoming Public Media’s Grady Kirkpatrick will be doing a live broadcast. Folks can buy tickets online at wyotheater.com, over the phone at 307-672-9084 ext. 100, or in person at the WyoTheater Box Office.
Co-presented by Center for the Arts and Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
The Stagecoach’s legendary Sunday Night ‘church’ and Disco Night collide at this all-ages event that is the LAST CHANCE to see “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” on the big screen in Jackson. You’ll also get a sneak peak at a new JenTen short. Come make a night of it and celebrate our history and our own locally-produced award-winning film going national. American Public Television will be distributing the documentary to public television stations throughout the country starting this spring. Creating this film was a community effort with over 200 individuals, foundations and businesses supporting the JHHSM’s project through tax-deductible donations.
A Western Winter’s Eve will feature live music by the Stagecoach Band in the Center’s theater lobby, food by Genevieve Catering, dance instruction by Dancers’ Workshop and a cool display of historic winter photographs from the JHHSM’s collection. Join the party at 6 pm.
The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads
This is the last chance to see the film on the BIG SCREEN in Center Theater. We have assigned seating this time, so folks can enjoy the music, dancing, food and socializing in the lobby before heading into the theater.
After the film, boogie down on Center Stage with The Spartan from WYOBASS.
Music, Dance & Film ‘Coach Style’
A Western Winter’s Eve will feature live music by the Stagecoach Band in the Center’s theater lobby, food by Cafe Genevieve, dance instruction by Dancers’ Workshop, a screening of the Coach film and disco dancing with a DJ on stage after the film.
“First you can try out your two-step and then, after the film, move on to the hustle. We’re planning a fun, music-filled night celebrating this milestone for the Stagecoach Film and the town of Jackson,” said Martha Bancroft, the Center’s director.
“I kept hearing from folks that they missed seeing the film on the big screen, so it seemed like a great idea to have one last screening this winter in honor of the recent news about national public television distribution. The last time we showed the film at the Center it was a sell out. We hope to do the same again. We have assigned seating this time, so folks can enjoy the music, dancing, food and socializing in the lobby before heading into the theater,” said Jennifer Tennican, the film’s producer.
Jennifer Tennican discusses her film The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads which will have a second screening at the Fall Arts Festival on September 8 at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Aired 8/28/12 @ 7:15 AM and 11:50 AM
This article was in the latest issue of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund newsletter.
What happens when you have a film premiere event that sells out quickly and you have a waiting list of a 100+ folks…well, if you are Jennifer Tennican and the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, you hold a Second Premiere! Okay, technically it is called a second screening. This locally produced film will be shown at 8 p.m. on September 8 at the Walk Festival Hall in Jackson, as part of the Jackson Hole Arts Festival. “The Coach: An American Crossroads” is a documentary film on the renowned Stagecoach Bar which serves as a prism projecting 70 years of Jackson Hole’s cultural evolution. The film introduces a multifarious cast, including the beloved Stagecoach Band, which has been serving up musical entertainment every Sunday for more than 40 years. Meet the Stagecoach Bar’s first owner Walt Callahan and attend his rowdy rodeos beginning in the 1940s. Then roll through the decades with ranchers, hippies, second homeowners, skiers, downhill bikers, Sunday night toe-tappers, Stagecoach Band members and Disco Night dancers, who all mix it up at this unpretentious and cherished community watering hole. The high-definition film features rarely seen and new discovered historic footage and photos along with interviews from everyone from old timers to newcomers to Western scholars. The WCTF is proud to have helped support this film with a grant to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. Additional funders include the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming Humanities Council, the Wyoming State Historical Society and the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board. Tennican donated her $25,000 prize money from the 2011 Wyoming Short Story Film Contest sponsored by the Wyoming Film Office and the Wyoming Office of Tourism for this project. In addition to grants and prize winnings, over 200 individuals, foundations and businesses have supported the project through tax deductible donations.