It will be more than just a regular movie screening when “Killer Diller” arrives in Columbia next month.
The movie, which was filmed in Fayette, will be shown at a special screening at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Missouri Theatre.
David White, executive director of the Missouri Theatre and the Missouri Symphony Society, said tickets went on sale at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the theater.
“It’s a phenomenal opportunity for Columbia and the surrounding area,” White said. “It will be a chance for everyone, from the extras to all the community members in Fayette, to gather in one location and have a great time saying, ‘there I am, there I am!’ or ‘do you remember when we did this?’” Director Tricia Brock will attend the screening, and she hopes to get star Lucas Black to attend it as well. Brock will participate in a question-and-answer session with the public after the screening.
“The greatest thrill of all is being able to show it to the people who helped us make the movie — not only the crew but the fantastic extras who are in the film,” Brock said. “That is so exciting for me.”
White said there are 1,000 tickets for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Missouri Theatre and the Music Maker Relief Foundation, which supports aging blues musicians.
“Tickets will go very, very quickly,” White said. “If need be, we will do a second show that evening. I encourage people to purchase their tickets early.”
Tickets for “Killer Diller” can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the theater at 573-875-0600. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
A reception will take place following the question-and-answer session with Brock. Missouri Film Commission Director Jerry Jones said it is tentatively set to take place at the Cherry Street Artisan.
Only 125 tickets are available for the reception, and they can be purchased with the movie tickets at the Missouri Theatre.