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Weekend with Frank & Ava

Oct 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - Oct 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


On October 21st the Ava Gardner Museum in Downtown Smithfield will show two vintage movies on their 60th anniversary. Released in 1957, Frank Sinatra’s “Pal Joey”, a musical-comedy starring Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak, features such Ava torch songs as “My Funny Valentine” which shows at 11 a.m. Ava Gardner’s comedy “The Little Hut”, starring Stewart Granger and David Niven, will show at 2 p.m. Both movies will run in the museum’s theater and are included in the cost of museum admission.

Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $9 for seniors, groups and military. Wrist bands will be provided for the day so visitors may come and go from the museum to enjoy Downtown Smithfield for lunch and other activities.

To complete the weekend, Tony Sands, a Frank Sinatra tribute singer, will perform “It Was a Very Good Year” at the Historic Howell Theatre at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. The Ava Gardner Museum will open at noon Sunday for visitors wishing to tour the museum prior to the show. Tickets are $20 per person and available at the Ava Gardner Museum or online via www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3051348.

The Ava Gardner Museum is a 501 C 3 nonprofit museum that houses the original Tom Banks Collection and much more. Located at 325 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC, the museum’s hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance call the museum directly at 919-934-5830 or purchase online at https://ava-gardner-museum.myshopify.com/collections/all


Oct 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Oct 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


Ava Gardner Museum
325 E Market St.
Smithfield, 27577
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Lynell Seabold