Granbury Theatre Company will host a free “Movie Night at the Opera House” on Sunday, August 21, 2016, with the showing of two Mel Brooks classics –Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein

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Showtime for the movies will be 6:30 P.M. at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.

The two comedic satires are favorites among fans of Mel Brooks, an actor, comedian, and filmmaker. 

A western, Blazing Saddles stars Cleavon Little, a newly appointed black sheriff in an all-white town, and Gene Wilder working together to foil the greedy plans of the state attorney general portrayed by Harvey Korman. Also featured in the movie are Slim Pickens and Madeline Kahn.  The 1974 film was nominated for three Academy Awards and is ranked sixth on the American Film Institute’s list of top comedies.

Wilder also stars in Young Frankenstein as a descendant of the infamous doctor who created the famed monster.  The film, which is was also made in 1974 as an affectionate parody of the classic horror film genre, features Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, and Kahn.  The movie was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry and is also regarded as a top comedy by the AFI.

Admission is free, and advance reservations are not necessary.  Concessions will also be available.