The ‘John Wayne Film Festival’ (JWFF) is returning to Snyder, Texas for the second year in a row. The festival is set for Labor Day weekend, August 31st through September 2nd. The historic Ritz Theater on the square in Snyder is where you’ll see some of the Duke’s most popular movies on the big screen.

The festival begins Friday at noon with the classic Rio Lobo, and includes the showing of True Grit, Red River, The Quiet Man and The Green Berets. The JWFF was created by actor/director Barry Tubb of Snyder, to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

Tubb says “the John Wayne Film Fest embodies the strength, courage and true grit personified by cancer survivors.”

Source: John Wayne Film Festival founder Barry Tubb

Information

Event

The Jon Wayne Film Festival

Date

Labor Day weekend, August 31st through September 2nd, 2012

Location

The historic Ritz Theater, 1810 26th St Snyder, Texas

Cost

Suggested Donation – $10.00

For the showing of “Lonesome Dove” $25 Suggested donation and includes lunch between episodes 2 and 3.

For tickets please call Snyder Chamber of Commerce at 325-573-3558.

More Info

Special guests and celebrities that worked with the Duke, including family members of John Wayne, will be on hand to introduce screenings and celebrate the festivities.

The box office will be open at all shows. No food or drink allowed in the Ritz Theater. Limited seating available. However, unlimited seating for outdoor movies is available and it’s BYOB. Cash or check only please.

Check out this video clip of the Duke’s best scenes.