Join us on Friday, January 14 as we pay tribute
to the great Sidney Poitier with two shows of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
(1967) as it was meant to be seen.
When a Chicago businessman is murdered in sleepy Sparta, MS, local police chief Ben Gillespie (Rod Steiger) is under pressure to solve the case quickly. But his first suspect, a Black man caught leaving town at the local train station, turns out to be Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), a Philadelphia police detective passing through after visiting his mother. Things heat up further for Gillespie when both Tibbs's police chief back home and the victim's widow insist he stay to help with the case. Before long, Tibbs is schooling both Gillespie in modern police methods and the town in how to deal with a Black man who refuses to accept second-class status.
COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination (vaxx card or photo of same + Photo ID) and masks worn over nose and mouth will be required at this and all other in-person shows. Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth except when you are eating or drinking.