A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Solar Eclipse Film Festival


The Historic Artcraft Theatre Mon, Apr 8 5:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Solar Eclipse Film Festival
Run Time:1 hour and 46 minutes
Release Year:1949
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tay Garnett
Cast:Bing Crosby
Rhonda Fleming
Cedric Hardwicke
William Bendix
Marquee Sponsor:Larry and Nancy VanArendonk
Gold Sponsor:Paul Oefinger
Silver Sponsor:Middle Davids Candles
Concession Sponsor:Becca York, Realtor with FC Tucker
Cartoon Sponsor:Libby and Aaron Cox
Showcase Sponsor:Becca York, Realtor with FC Tucker
Bar Sponsor:Franklin Jewelers
Volunteer Sponsor:Generations Custom Auto and Collision
Youth Programming Sponsor:Harold and Cathy Sisson


April 8 - Monday at 5:30 p.m. - Scheduled to show on 35mm film - Onsale for members 2/21 at 1 p.m.; for the general public, 2/28 at 1 p.m. Part of the Solar Eclipse Film Festival.

What it is: Celebrating Franklin's location in the path of totality for this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon, the Solar Eclipse Film Festival brings you the finest in astronomical, solar-oriented cinematic entertainment. Adapted from Mark Twain's classic novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is the story of a modern New Englander transported to the days of King Arthur. Using his future knowledge (including that of an upcoming eclipse), the time traveler makes friends (and enemies) as he looks to find his way home.

Why we're showing it: With one of the most momentous solar eclipses in film, how could we not show it? With the always engaging Bing Crosby as the titular Connecticut Yankee, this film will entertain fans of all ages as they wait for the eclipse traffice to clear.

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a sick individual, for the safety of others, please do not attend. Refunds are available for illnesses - please contact the Will Call office by phone or email.

Effective June 1 2022, the Artcraft is instituting a 3.25% fee on credit card orders to cover the cost of credit card company fees.