The Old Barn Theater sits in the center of the Parry Lodge complex. It is nearly 100 years old and was once used to stable famous horses for their celebrity riders. Roy Rogers' “Trigger”, the Lone Ranger's “Silver” and Tonto’s “Scout” are just a few of its former equine guests.
The barn has now been converted into a rustic western theater to showcase some of the great films made in the area.
Viewings in the Old Barn Theater are free to all guests from the middle of April through the middle of October with shows starting at 8 p.m.
So come join us in the Old Barn for a rootin 'tootin' Kanab classic on the big screen from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Soft drinks and candy are available for sale at the Old Barn Theater Snack Bar.
Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Based on the best-selling novel by Will Henry, Mackenna’s Gold follows the adventure of sheriff Marshal Mackenna (Gregory Peck) and bandit John Colorado (Omar Sharif) as they attempt to find the “Canyon del Oro” also known as the Canyon of Gold. Mackenna finds himself in a sticky situation as a group of ruffians want in on the gold as well, making for a difficult journey for the hero of the film along with every other bump in his path.
John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan
John Wayne plays Cole Thornton, a famous gunfighter who travels to the town of El Dorado when he discovers his long-time friend and sheriff of the town, J.P. Harrah (Robert Mitchum) is too overcome by his alcoholism to defend the town. Thornton arrives just in time with his friend Mississippi (James Caan) to get Harrah back on his feet and help the MacDonald family take back the land that they were forced out of by a callous tycoon and his band of thugs.
Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke
Known as one of Clint Eastwood’s best films, The Outlaw Josey Wales chronicles the journey of Josey Wales on his way West in the days after his wife and child were murdered by Terrill (Bill McKinney). After refusing to surrender to the Union soldiers that killed his family, Wales is now running as a wanted man with the help of a few Confederates to avoid capture and seek revenge for his family’s death.
Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren
During a vacation to Kanab, Utah to escape his busy life as a lawyer in Los Angeles, David Hewson (Lex Barker) finds himself in the middle of an investigation when a local playgirl is murdered. As a guest at Parry Lodge, where Marcia Morgan’s body was found, Hewson is considered as a suspect along with everyone else at Parry Lodge and must help figure out who the killer is before they strike again.
Before each night's feature presentation, our short films will be:
Shootin’ the Breeze (2008/7 min.) with Peter Brown and Return to Little Hollywood (2008/20 min.)
Both films were shot in Kanab and at Parry Lodge.
All the films on the Old Barn Theater schedule were made in the Kanab (Little Hollywood) area and the cast and crew stayed at Parry Lodge while filming.