Fans of the movie 300 will want to head down to the Outdoor Theater at the Toledo Museum of Art to watch its precursor, The 300 Spartans (1962).
Playing in support of the touring exhibit The Berlin Painter and His World, this is the second in four historical-themed films shown by the museum. A depiction of the Battle of Thermopylae, this film was actually shot in the region occupied by the legendary Spartans of ancient Greece. Starring Richard Egan as Leonidas, this film is a little less comic book-style ultraviolence and a little more sword and sandals drama.
If you don’t have anyone to go with, join the Toledo Movie Club, a dedicated group of movie enthusiasts who are always looking for film friends. They’ll be attending the event and you can find their group listing on meetup.com.
9pm. Friday, August 4.
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org Free