Free Friday movie supports American Legion


Playing at the Kirby at 7 p.m., Friday is a free screening of Grumpy Old Men. The movie is a riotous comedy, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Mathau and Ann Margret, that follows the hilarious rivalry between two childhood friends turned enemy neighbors living in a small town in snowy Minnesota. After long lives, these two single men get their kicks by playing pranks on each other, and competing in love and, of all things, ice-fishing!

As part of the 2019-20 Person County Tourism Development Authority Movie Series, this movie is in support of the American Legion Post 138. They will be taking donations and selling concessions.

The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, at the close of World War I. The organization now includes veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon/Grenada periods, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War on Terror. The American Legion, since its founding, has endeavored to assist veterans, their widows and children, and their fellow citizens. The North Carolina American Legion, with more than 40,000 paid members, is proud to carry on this tradition.

American Legion Post 138 was established in 1922 in Roxboro. It was named after Pvt. Robert Lester Blackwell who won the Medal of Honor in World War I. He was born on October 4, 1895. They invite you to join them and help support America’s veterans.

Upcoming movies in the series will be “The Grinch” during Jingle on Main on Dec. 5 and “Elf” on Dec. 6. The Kirby Cultural Arts Complex is located at 213 North Main St., Roxboro. For more information, call the Kirby Box Office and Gallery at 336-597-1709 or visit the website at


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