Benefit for RDNA

‘American Graffiti’ on Strand screen

Oct 05, 2017
“American Graffiti” returns to the big screen one night only in Rockland.

Rockland — The Rockland District Nursing Association and the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will present “American Graffiti” (1973, USA) Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door, suggested at $10.

This Academy Award-nominated classic, voted one of the American Film Institute's top 100 films of all time, depicts the coming of age of four teenagers on their last summer night before college. Viewers will rediscover drag racing, Inspiration Point and drive-ins in this nostalgic look back at the early '60s, while the incredible soundtrack plays the most memorable rock 'n' roll hits of the era.

Directed by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, “American Graffiti” stars Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack and Mackenzie Phillips.

Due to generous support of the First Advisors, all proceeds will go to RDNA to provide non-acute, in-home nursing and community health services. RDNA annually visits more than 200 residents, predominantly senior citizens, living independently in Rockland, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Owls Head, St. George, Cushing, Union and Warren. Only through the generosity of this community has RDNA, for 88 years, continuously been able to focus on serving residents who otherwise may not have access to care.

Prior to the screening, people can have their photos taken with a vintage 1956 T-Bird, courtesy of Toby Stinson. The car will be in front of the Strand from 3 to 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dust off their poodle skirts, comb back their ducktails and enjoy a root beer float and dilly bar at the evening’s soda fountain. 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold the night of the event; the winner will be drawn before the movie begins and must be in attendance.

For more information, visit or call 594-0070 (Strand) or 594-4522 (RDNA). Rockland District Nursing Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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