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Argo

Thursday, Feb 21, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 23, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 24, 5:30 pm
Monday, Feb 25, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Feb 28, 7:30 pm

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Running Time: 120 minutes
Rating: R
We've held ARGO, this years Oscar winning Best Picture, over for one more screening. We'll show it again on Thursday at 7:30pm for what may be your last chance to see it on the big screen. Signed copies of Mark Lijek's fascinating book about the ordeal will be available for purchase at the screening.
 
ARGO: truth is stranger than fiction.
 
 
Argo, the Ben Affleck thriller about the rescue of six Americans from Iran in 1980, is coming to the Lincoln Theatre which is terrific news for all of us that have been waiting to see it. But even more exciting than the thrilling film is that Mark Lijek and Cora Amburn-Lijek, who actually lived these events, will be at the Lincoln to share some of their experiences with our audience. Mark and Cora reside in Anacortes, which makes them Lincoln neighbors. They lived through the happenings as the US Embassy in Tehran was overtaken on November 4, 1979. After some intermediary steps, they took refuge with the Canadian diplomats in Tehran, and worked with Tony Mendez on the elaborate and unlikely plan to get out of Iran and eventually back to the states.
 
 
 
 
Mark has written a book about his experiences (written pre-Argo) and has an article on Slate.com that recaps his experiences. Mark and Cora will be present at the Saturday, February 23rd  7:30 showing at the Lincoln – they’ll say a few words at the beginning and then at the end of the film (about 9:30) they’ll share some of their insights and talk a bit about how life and art intersect in some ways and not in some others. Please join us for this film and talk – bringing art into real life!
 
 
President Jimmy Carter with the six Americans who were spirited out of Iran.
 
 (left to right) Kathleen Stafford, Henry Lee Schatz, Joseph Stafford, President Carter, Cora Lijek, Mark Lijek, and Robert Anders.
 
 
The cast of Argo
 
 (Clockwise from left to right) Kerry Bish as Kathy Stafford, Scoot McNairy as Joe Stafford, Tate Donovan as Bob Anders, Rory Cochrane as Lee Schatz, Clea Duvall as Cora Lijek and Christopher Denham as Mark Lijek.
 
Admission Prices*:
General: $10.00
Seniors, Students and Active Military: $9.00
Members: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $7.00
Bargain Matinee Prices (all shows before 6:00pm)
General: $8.00
Members: $6.00
Children 12 and under: $5.00
 
Your membership with the Lincoln Theatre saves you $2.00 per film ticket.
 
*All prices include a $1.50 Preservation Fee that goes directly into our capital account for films.
 
Monday film screenings are part of the Lincoln Theatre Member Mondays! Click here for details.
 
Film dates and times are subject to change and extended runs. Please check back here, or our phone message at 360.336.8955, day of show.