Movies on the Lawn: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


What’s Happening?

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is excited to announce our first ever Movies on the Lawn Summer Series! This summer we will be highlighting our favorite movies all about the wondrous State of Texas. Our second movie is The Best Little Whore House in Texas.

It is the late 1970s, and a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas (subbing for real locale La Grange) for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler) decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down. Directed by Colin Higgins, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas stars Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, and Dom DeLuise.

These movies will take place on our front lawn. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the movie.

Still Austin will be on hand swinging their delicious cocktails, and serving beer provided by Thirsty Planet. Austin Gormet Popcorn will also provide all guests with a bag of their delicious popcorn. Capital Wright Distributing are providing free museum passes to attendees for a future visit!

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is excited to announce our first ever Movies on the Lawn Summer Series! This summer we will be highlighting our favorite movies all about the wondrous State of Texas. Our second movie is The Best Little Whore House in Texas.

It is the late 1970s, and a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas (subbing for real locale La Grange) for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler) decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down. Directed by Colin Higgins, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas stars Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, and Dom DeLuise.

These movies will take place on our front lawn. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the movie.

Still Austin will be on hand swinging their delicious cocktails, and serving beer provided by Thirsty Planet. Austin Gormet Popcorn will also provide all guests with a bag of their delicious popcorn. Capital Wright Distributing are providing free museum passes to attendees for a future visit!

About the Event Host
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.
When & Where?
Aug 5, 2021, 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, Texas
$10.00

Special Instructions
Free parking behind the Museum!

What To Expect

Museum Exhibit

Beer

Paintings

History

Other Beer, Wine, Spirits

Snacks

Other Arts and Culture

Spirits

Movies

Other Entertainment

Exhibit

Free Alcohol

Art Exhibition

Date Night

With Friends

For Adults

Outside

Local

Tourist


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