50th Anniversary of "The Sound of Music" Celebrated at the LBJ Ranch in “Movies Under the Stars”

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Date: September 2, 2015
Contact: Dave Schafer, 830-868-7128 x 235

 Johnson City, Texas -- Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park continues its popular outdoor summertime movie series on Saturday, September 12, with the showing of the movie "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews at the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall. The film starts at dusk and will be presented on a large outdoor screen. Access to the ranch begins at 6:30 pm. A movie trivia contest will precede the film. Prizes will be given out to lucky contest winners.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. The program is free of charge. Entry to the LBJ Ranch is conveniently located off Hwy 290 onto Ranch Road 1. Parking is available on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie site.

The Johnsons enjoyed inviting guests to their ranch to show some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1960s. For modern visitors, the "Movie Under the Stars" series is a great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night of family fun on the LBJ Ranch—just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 1960s and 1970s.

This year is the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music." It was released in 1965 and went on to win five Oscars and 2 Golden Globes. The award winning musical tells the story of a young governess brought into the Von Trapp home to care for a widower's seven young children who have run off all of their previous governesses with bad behavior. Soon, Maria is able to win over the children and their father, with whom Maria finds herself falling in love.

The LBJ Ranch Airplane Hangar Visitor Center will be open from 6:30 pm through the end of the film. Visitors are welcome to explore the interactive exhibits, shop the Western National Parks Association sales outlet, and use the restrooms in the building. 

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information call 830-868-7128 ext. 231 or 244, or visit www.nps.gov/lyjo and https://www.facebook.com/LBJohnsonNPS.

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Last updated: September 7, 2015

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