It’s about to get hotter in Carbondale! The Varsity presents Sergio Leone’s 1966 epic Spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is now considered one of the greatest films of all time.
Three gunslingers compete to find fortune in a buried cache of Confederate gold amid the violent chaos of the American Civil War. The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) are gunmen who admire each other professionally but dislike each other personally. Encountering a group of dying soldiers, Tuco learns the location of the graveyard where a Confederate treasure is buried, while the Man With No Name learns the identity of the exact grave. Joined by mercenary drifter Sentenza (Lee Van Cleef), they cross the desert, each of the desperadoes knowing part of the secret and each focusing his squinty eyes on the $200,000 bounty.
The Varsity will show “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tickets are $5 and are available in advance at www.thevarsitycenter.org. Tickets also will be available at the venue on the night of the show when doors and the bar open at 6:30 p.m. The Varsity Bar features beer, wine, select cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and popcorn.
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” is rated R for language and graphic violence. Anyone under 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian.
The Varsity is in downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. Keep up with upcoming events at www.facebook.com/varsitycenter.