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ELKHART Lerner marks Fourth with free movie

The Lerner Theatre will have a free showing of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on Wednesday, July 3, in downtown Elkhart.
Posted on June 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 29, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

ELKHART — The Lerner Theatre is bringing back “Yankee Doodle Dandy” to celebrate Independence Day.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, for the Lerner’s second free screening of the classic black and white film. The movie, starring James Cagney and Joan Leslie, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 410 S. Main St. in downtown Elkhart.

“Yankee Doodle Dandy,” released in 1942, is a biographical musical about George M. Cohan, an entertainer and songwriter who penned tunes including “Give my Regards to Broadway,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “The Yankee Doodle Boy.”

Optional donations will be accepted at the door on behalf of the Friends of the Lerner.



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