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The Queen’s Film Society to Celebrate Satire with 50th Anniversary Screening of Blazing Saddles

23 Feb 2024 2:04 PM | Keith Marrocco (Administrator)

In a nod to the historic diversity of great film making, The Queen’s Film Society plans to screen Mel Brook’s Oscar winning comedy Blazing Saddles at the Queen Theater in Downtown Bryan March 5.

“We are a serious film society, even if our selections are sometimes comedies,” said Keith Marrocco, president of the organization.

The screening will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film’s critically acclaimed original run across the United States. It will include a presentation, led by Texas A&M professor and film studies director Patrick Sullivan, on the historical significance of the Brooks’ farcical satire in the movie.

“The satire of social issues from fifty years ago still resonates today,” Marrocco said.

This event will be the first of two planned to mark the society’s return to hosting regular events at the theater. Society members voted this month to screen Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “acid Western” classic El Topo on April 9.

Founded in 2019, the non-profit society has been instrumental in bringing new and classic films to the Brazos Valley. It aims to foster a vibrant film culture and the art of cinema in the area by screening films of artistic and social significance and promoting local filmmakers.

In addition to its feature screenings at the Queen Theater, the society also hosts more casual screenings on the 4th Thursday of each month at The 101 Bar in Bryan.

The Blazing Saddles feature will be free for society members who have registered by February 26. Tickets for all others will cost $10 and can be purchased at

The theater at, 110 South Main Street, will offer its regular full menu of food and drinks during the screening, and free parking will be available on the street nearby.

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