Main Street will host the historical drama "The King’s Speech" at the LanTex this Friday night February 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The film is a wonderful history lesson about the events preceding World War II and is based on the true story of the Duke of York, Prince Albert, in his quest to help cure his life-long stammer. He is helped by an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue, who remained his friend for life, and dared call him by his nickname, Bertie. The film is as historically accurate as possible partially due to the diary discovered by the grandson of Logue that contained notes on his treatment of the king.
The film unfolds during the Depression when Britain declared war on Nazi Germany. Prince Albert was crowned George VI, upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward when Edward decided to marry socialite and divorcee, Wallis Simpson. The film shows the princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret as children in a family setting.
The film has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and stars Colin Firth as Prince Albert, Helena Bonham Carter as his wife Elizabeth, Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue and Guy Pearce as King Edward.
Come early and catch the next episode of The Black Whip. One dollar coupons are available at banks, businesses and restaurants. Hot popcorn, candy, sodas, pickles and coffee are always available. See you this weekend at the LanTex. It is a movie you must see.