Friends of the Fox: Classic Movie Series | Cool Hand Luke

Aug 14, 2022
  • Bob Hope Theatre
  • 1:00 PM
  • $12 For Adults | $6 for Children age 12 & Under

About The Show

Paul Newman stars as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system. Following his arrest, Luke challenges the established pecking order of the chain gang and eventually runs afoul of the prisoner’s leader, Dragline, played by George Kennedy. While Luke eventually wins over his fellow prisoners, his struggles with the system and life continue, making him one of the best anti-heroes in film.


“Cool Hand Luke” received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kennedy’s performance, and was nominated for three others, including Best Actor for Newman’s portrayal of Luke. It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was inducted into the National Film Registry for its cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance in 2005. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Dave Moreno plays a live concert at the “Mighty” Morton organ at 1:30 PM. Our master of ceremonies, Matías Bombal announces the movie at 2 PM.


Friends of the Fox offer complimentary drinks and snacks, and a tour of the theatre after the film. Donations are greatly appreciated.


The Friends of the Fox is a volunteer, non-profit organization offering a monthly classic movie experience at the Bob Hope Fox Theatre. Founded in 1995, the Friends of the Fox supported the restoration of the Theatre through significant fundraising efforts. More than 25 years later, the organization continues to promote the Theatre as an integral part of the Stockton community and the “Crown Jewel” of downtown Stockton’s revitalization efforts.

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Event Times

  • Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 2:00 PM Add