This month's edition of Second Saturday Silent Films at Circle Cinema will be free admission thanks to a donation by Hughes Lumber Company, which has locations in Tulsa and Dewey, Tom Mix's hometown. Pictured are Mix and his horse.
Circle Cinemaâ€™s series of monthly silent films continues next weekend with a movie starring Oklahomaâ€™s Tom Mix, the cowboy-movie favorite from a century ago.
This monthâ€™s edition of Second Saturday Silent Films at the theater will be free admission thanks to a donation by Hughes Lumber Company, which has locations in Tulsa and Dewey, Mixâ€™s hometown.
In addition, Deweyâ€™s Tom Mix Museum is bringing memorabilia from its collection to the theater for those attending to view before and after the 11 a.m. Saturday screening.
â€œJust Tony,â€ a 1922 silent feature starring Mix and serving as a showcase for his trusty sidekick, Tony the Horse, shows off the shooting skills and trick-riding that the star was known for in performing his own stunts.
The film will also feature live theater pipe organ accompaniment from the Circle Cinemaâ€™s restored 1928 model, provided by Bill Rowland of the Sooner State Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.
Mix, who served as a lawman in Dewey in the early 1900s prior to his film stardom, has a medallion on the sidewalk in front of the theater on its Oklahoma Walk of Fame.
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