The Pines Theater is showing The Magnificent 7 this Saturday, (Sep 1st) at 7pm.  When this movie came out in 1960, it was the very definition of what the movie going public wanted. Americans liked their westerns unromantic, and period correct. Set back in the days when men were tough, yet sentimental about the good old days.

TSM LUFKIN/James Stillwell

The movie was adapted from a Japanese Film, Seven Samurai, and really turns these cowboys into noblemen. A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food.

A remake of this movie came out in 2016 with Denzel Washington, so if it was worth revisiting, you know it is worth watching the original. Watching older films at the Pines, the type that played their during it's glory days, is a treat. The period building has been carefully preserved, and a real time capsule of small town media in the era.


Pines Theater
113 S. First Street
Lufkin, Texas 75902