Free movie in the park Saturday in Tyler

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the City of Tyler:

TYLER, TX - Tyler Parks and Recreation presents the second installment of the 2010 Free Movies in the Park series with "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" on April 17.  The movie will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Bergfeld Park Amphitheater, located at the corner of Fourth and Broadway; admission is free.

James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains star in this 1939 picture. Stewart won the New York Critics Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Mr. Smith, an idealistic country boy who goes to Washington as a short-term senator. Disillusionment sets in slowly as he realizes the political games being played in the nation's Capitol. His fight to expose the corruption to the public brings the film to a moving finish. This film is not rated.

In addition to the feature film, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) will treat viewers to a 1955 Chamber of Commerce film "Tyler, Texas: Where Life is Enjoyable" as a part of the Texas Film Round-Up.

"Tyler Parks and Recreation's Movie in the Parks means time with your family and friends enjoying a night out under the stars," said Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager.

Refreshments will be available. Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information, please call Debbie Isham at (903) 531-1214.

The Texas Film Round-Up will be held at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave., on Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from noon to 4 p.m.  Area residents can drop off Texas-related films or videos for TAMI's free digitization program and view TAMI's traveling exhibit "Preserving Memories: Texas' Moving Image Legacy." TAMI will be screening footage from the region throughout the weekend and will host a special screening Saturday at 3 p.m. of the locally shot 1948 feature film, "Strike it Rich."

TAMI's free digitization program is available to anyone with Texas-related film or video who is willing to contribute an electronic copy of their materials to TAMI's video library: After digitization is complete, TAMI will return the originals to contributors, along with two DVD copies of their materials and information on how to keep those materials safe.