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Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Ben-Hur (1959) with ABQ Early Movie Palaces Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge. Written by Matthias Scheler Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd Rated (G) 3h 32min Doors open... 12:30pm Devin O"Leary at 1pm... History of Albuquerque DowntownTheaters Teresa Cutler (UNM) at 1:30pm -- Background on the Film and Its Awards Start Film 2pm Intermission about 3:55pm (20 minutes) Second Half Film starts about 4pm Film Ends about 5:55pm.