Doors open before the show.
Concessions will be available.
Don Knotts brings laughs to The Capitol Theater this Summer in one of his most beloved films!
The Capitol Theater of downtown Greeneville, Tennessee kicks off the Summer season with a special Thursday night series – Summer Drive-In Movie Classics. Celebrating those carefree days of Summers gone by, and the wild and wooly world of the drive-in movie. This Summer special begins with Don Knotts in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”
Released by Universal Pictures in 1966, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” stars the one and only Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a timid typesetter for the local paper in small town Kansas. Heggs dreams of becoming a reporter. He offers to stay overnight in, and to write a story about, a local haunted house on the night of the 20th anniversary of the murder and suicide that took place there. “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” was the first film Knotts made after leaving the role that made him famous, Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show.” In addition to Knotts, the cast features Dick (Darren 2.0) Sargent, Joan Staley, Retta Shaw, and features a wonderful score by Viz Mizzy–composer of the themes to “Green Acres” & “The Addams Family.”
“I have loved ‘The Ghost & Mr. Chicken’ since I was eight years old” says local film writer Andy Ross, who will be introducing the film on May 31st. Ross continues: “At its core, this film is Don Knotts in a haunted house, yet also a wholesome comedy that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a hoot from start to finish, and you’ll never be able to look at a can of Bon Ami again without thinking of the film–thanks to a running gag I won’t spoil. I hope everyone will join us for this fun film.”