Joplin Goes to the Movies is a Joplin Sesquicentennial Event comprised of eight event dates between April and July 2023, showcasing eight different movies featuring events or actors with a connection to Joplin.
Showtimes: 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
In Steven Spielberg’s first full-length movie, Duel, a traveling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is harassed by a menacing 40-ton truck on a remote desert highway. Brilliant in its simplicity, the cult favorite takes road rage to a dangerous level as the traveler, and the mysterious truck driver is pitted against Weaver in a motorized duel to the death. Gripping with psychological tension, this desperate battle for survival is hailed by critics as a film that “belongs on the classics shelf reserved for top suspensers” (Daily Variety). PG 1:30 Suspense, Thriller
Featuring Joplin native Dennis Weaver
Film introduction by Dr. Chad Stebbins