W.K. Gordon Center offers free screening of 1932 film, ‘Scarface’

Night at the Opera House

STEPHENVILLE (January 27, 2015) — Notable American gangster film, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation, will be screened at Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas as the next installment of Night at the Opera House.

The free, public screening begins at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, inside the museum’s theater, and snacks will be provided during intermission.

Seating for the film is limited and guests are encouraged to reserve their seats ahead of the screening by calling 254-968-1886 or sending an email tosadams@tarleton.edu.

The 1932 film, directed by Howard Hawks and featuring actors Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak and Boris Karloff, traces the life and crimes of gangster Tony Camonte, as he systematically assassinates his enemies in order to rise to the top of Chicago’s gangland hierarchy. No previous gangster film matched Scarface’s realistic depiction of violence and brutality.

The W.K. Gordon Center is located at exit 367 on Interstate 20 midway between Fort Worth and Abilene. Motorists from the west should use exit 363 on I-20 to avoid construction delays.

Regular center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays.

For more information about upcoming Night at the Opera House events, call 254-968-1886 or email mkadams@tarleton.edu. To learn more about the W.K. Gordon Center, visit www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter.

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