Keys History & Discovery Center Hosts Midweek Matinees

african_queen_ver3_xlgIslamorada, FL – The Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada features The African Queen for March’s Midweek Matinees. Movies are shown in the new state-of-the-art theater on the first Wednesday of the month in the afternoon. This first year of movies features movies made in/about the Keys, and will include a historical introduction by the Discovery Center’s Historian/Curator Brad Bertelli.

The March movie is Wednesday, March 2, with the showing of The African Queen. Academy Award Winners Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star in a timeless tale of two mismatched strangers joining forces in a common cause – and finding love along the way. The story chronicles the burgeoning romance between Bogie’s river rat Charlie Allnut and Hepburn’s missionary Rose Sayer, as they reluctantly join forces to torpedo a German gunboat in war-torn East Africa. This movie is not rated.

The Center opens at 1:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 2 p.m. Popcorn, candy, water and soda available for purchase.

Other movies in the monthly schedule include Key Largo, Tomorrow Never Dies, Cuba Crossing and Hoot.

Centennial Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Midweek Matinee series. Members of the Keys History & Discovery Center are $5. Cost for non-members is $10. More information is available at 305-922-2237 or

The Discovery Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The Center is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13-under are free.