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Film & Fiesta!

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$7 – $25

An evening of fun & film at the Tryon Fine Arts Center scheduled for May 10, 2022.

The classic buddy movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, tops off TFAC’s 2021/22 classic film series at a “transformed” Tryon Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, May 10th.  The Fiesta! will begin at 5:30 PM and the film screening will begin at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $25 for both events and $7 for the movie only. The evening will begin with a Fiesta! of fine food and drink (limited tickets available) appropriate to the Wild West and South American locales of the movie. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumed pair.  Mustaches appreciated!

This 1969 tongue-in-cheek, Western starring the great duo, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford, brings to a close TFAC’s “back to the big screen” season.  Based on the true story of a couple of outlaws, Robert LeRoy Parker, also known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and Harry Longabaugh, the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) and Sundance’s girlfriend, Etta Place (Katherine Ross) as they try to evade the United States posse after a string of train robberies.  The film is known for several great lines, including the brief exchange as the two buddies are about to jump off a cliff into a river:  Sundance to Butch “I can’t swim!”  Butch “Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.”

Despite somewhat mixed early reviews, the film quickly gained popularity with movie goers to become the highest grossing film of the year. It won an astounding number of awards, including Oscars for Screenplay (William Goldman), Cinematography (Conrad Hall), and both Score and Song for Burt Bacharach and Hal David for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, which also won the ASCAP Music Award and the Grammy.  The British Academy Film Awards went to George Roy Hill for Best Film and Best Director, Robert Redford and Katherine Ross for Best Actor and Actress (Paul Newman was nominated) as well as Best Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Music, and Sound. Numerous other awards came pouring in, including Golden Globes, and Laurels.

To obtain tickets for both activities visit or call 828-859-8322, Tuesday through Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM. Advanced ticket purchases are recommended as seating for the Fiesta! will be limited. Masks are welcome at all events.


May 10
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$7 – $25
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Tryon Fine Arts Center
34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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