Strand presents a new cut of ‘Apocalypse Now’ Saturday

Strand presents a new cut of ‘Apocalypse Now’ Saturday


The Strand Theatre (717 Clay St.) presents “Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut,” Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m.

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning…”

It’s been 40 years since the iconic film “Apocalypse Now” was released. The film was nominated for multiple Academy Awards In 1980, including best picture, and won Best Cinematography and Best Sound. It received the coveted Palme d’Or prize at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival among its many other awards.

This weekend, the Strand in downtown Vicksburg is participating in the national theatrical roll out of Francis Ford Coppola’s new cut of his classic, surreal vision of wartime insanity. Restored from the original negative, “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut” is Coppola’s most realized version of the film to date.

“In its present and restored form, the majesty and madness of ‘Apocalypse Now’ is more vivid and hallucinatory than ever.” – Jack Coyle, AP

“You’ll feel those choppers before you even hear them. It sounds like artistic sonic warfare.”
– Chase Burns, The Stranger

“From Marlon Brando’s extraordinary cameo to Dennis Hopper’s crazed photojournalist, Coppola’s epic ‘definitive’ cut of his brilliant 1979 war film is triumphant….” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Read a Rolling Stone article about “Final Cut.”

Watch the trailer.

Advance tickets are available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse (1101 Washington St.)  or online:  $7 in advance,  $9 at the door.