Mary ‘Scout’ Badham to Attend St. Louis-area Screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD May 15th
“One time Atticus said you never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them; just standin’ on the Radley porch was enough. The summer that had begun so long ago had ended, and another summer had taken its place, and a fall, and Boo Radley had come out.”
The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, IL (just outside St. Louis) will be hosting two screenings of the beloved, Oscar-winning 1963 classic TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Thursday May 15th at 3pm and at 7pm. They’re calling the event Memories of Mockingbird: An Evening with “Scout”.
Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout in the film will be attendance to answer questions and sign autographs. Guests will hear Badham’s perspective on the impact of this important film and have an opportunity to meet and get a “Selfie with Scout.” Ms Badham was just ten years old when she starred as Scout in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and was, at the time, the youngest actress ever nominated in this category.
Mary Badham went on to act in just a few more films including William Castle’s LET’S KILL UNCLE (1966) and THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED (1966 – opposite Robert Redford and Charles Bronson). She also starred in “The Bewitchin’ Pool”, the final episode of the original Twilight Zone series.
Badham spent her adult career as an art restorer and a college testing coordinator. Married to a school teacher, and the mother of two, she enjoys traveling around the world recalling her experiences making TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD while expounding on the book’s messages of tolerance and compassion. Lucky St. Louisans won’t want to miss a chance to meet the star of a great film.
Order your tickets in advance. The Wildey only seats around 400 people and this event will sell out.
For Ticket info go HERE
The Wildey’s site can be found HERE
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for the 3:00 p.m. showing and at 6:00 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. showing. Movie Trivia will take place at 6:30 p.m. for prizes.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students (high school and younger) and senior citizens (65 and up). All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wildey Theatre.