LAS VEGAS (June 2016) – This July, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement’s Summer Movie Series returns. The Museum will screen a different classic Mob film at 6:45 p.m. in its historic courtroom on four consecutive Fridays: July 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Each screening will be preceded by a short presentation providing historical context as well as the real stories behind the film. Refreshments, including a full bar and snacks, will be available for purchase. Attendees may also opt to make it a dinner-and-a-movie night by purchasing The Made Experience package, offered in partnership with Triple George Grill located just steps away from the Museum. The package includes a three-course dinner, private booth and Triple George Grill cocktail shaker and a ticket to the Museum for $89 per person. Guests for this package must check in at the bar and whisper the secret password, “capo,” at which time they will receive a “Capo Cocktail”—a mixture of prosecco, peach puree and maraschino juice.
“One aspect of Mob history we explore at the Museum is the cinematic portrayal of organized crime and law enforcement,” explains Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum. “Mob films frequently reflect actual current events or historic figures whose portrayal on the silver screen reflects the public’s evolving perception of organized crime and its impact on society.”
The Summer Movie Series schedule follows:
Friday, July 8: “Bugsy” (1991), starring Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Harvey Keitel, Elliott Gould and Bebe Neuwirth
Winner of two Oscars and the Golden Globe for Best Picture, this movie presents a dramatized version of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s rise in Las Vegas.
Friday, July 15: “The Untouchables” (1987), starring Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner and Sean Connery
This movie tells the story of Prohibition Era Mob boss Al Capone’s takedown by federal agent Eliot Ness. While the film overstates Ness’s role and overlooks the bigger role Treasury Department officials played in the events, it does accurately depict Capone’s ruthlessness.
Friday, July 22: “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (1967), starring Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker and George Segal
This well-acted drama tells the story of Al Capone’s rise as Chicago’s leading mobster and the events surrounding the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, in which seven men associated with Capone’s rival were gunned down in a garage. On display at The Mob Museum is a wall from that garage, with bullet holes from the Massacre still intact.
Friday, July 29: “Hoffa” (1992), starring Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito, who also directed the film
This installment offers a fictionalized account of the true story behind Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa’s rise, fall and permanent disappearance.
Each movie is FREE with the purchase of Museum admission and FREE for Museum Members. For more information, go to themobmuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through more than 1,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.