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‘Cold Turkey’ to be on screen Jan. 13 at Warren Center

Published: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 10:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 11:38 a.m. CDT

GREENFIELD — Movies return to the screen at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, starting Jan. 13 with “Cold Turkey,” the star-studded comedy filmed locally.

In the 1920s, silent movies appeared on a screen at Warren Opera House, but stopped showing in 1928. Now Warren Cultural Center is opening the curtain on monthly Monday movies, starting with “Cold Turkey.”

The 1969 comedy directed by Norman Lear features comedy talent, including Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Tom Poston and Jean Stapleton. It was filmed on locations in Greenfield, Winterset, Fontanelle and Des Moines, using many locals as extras. The movie’s climactic final scene was shot on Greenfield’s town square, with Warren Opera House as a prominent backdrop.

Admission is $3 at the door, with pop, water, beer, wine and snacks available.

Future showings on the second Monday of every month will feature a variety of classic movies.

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