Date(s) - 05/11/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonora Opera Hall
1953 Classic High Noon @ the Sonora Opera Hall.
In this classic Western, Will Kane, the longtime marshal of Hadleyville in New Mexico territory, has just retired following his marriage with pacifist Quaker Amy Fowler. However, word arrives that Frank Miller, a criminal that Kane once sent away to be hanged, has been pardoned and will arrive into town, at high noon, with one thing on his mind: Revenge on the marshal who once ruined his life. With the threat of vengeful outlaws looming, Kane will have to decide whether he honors his sense of duty or his love for his pacifist bride.
The running time of the story almost precisely parallels the running time of the film itself—an effect heightened by frequent shots of clocks, to remind the characters (and the audience) that the villain will be arriving on the noon train
A few town scenes were shot in Columbia State Historic Park. St. Joseph’s Church in Tuolumne City was used for exterior shots of the Hadleyville church. The railroad was the old Sierra Railroad in Jamestown, a few miles south of Columbia, now known as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, and often nicknamed “the movie railroad” due to its frequent use in films and television shows. The railroad station was built for the film alongside a water tower at Warnerville, about 15 miles to the southwest.
Come join us, bring your own chair or use one of ours. We will have BBQ dinner available out front and we will be serving beer, wine and a special “High Noon” cocktail as well as gourmet popcorn inside! Doors open at 6:00, movie starts at 7:00pm. Cost $10 goes towards more events downtown. Event sponsored by 2nd Saturday Art Night at the Sonora Chamber.