Murder in Coweta County will be shown in the Pike County courtroom on the 40th anniversary of the movie being filmed locally, including many scenes which were filmed in the courtroom. The J. Joel Edward Public Library is presenting the event and the movie will be shown at 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 with each followed by a Q&A session with producer Dick Atkins.
Tickets are free but are limited to four per person and available for pick up at the library.
“Because seating is limited in the courtroom, tickets are also limited to 4 per person. Tickets may be picked up in person or put on hold by phone to pick up at a Will Call table on the day of the event,” said library manager Rosemary Bunn. “We have added one more program to our Murder line-up. On Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Coweta County historian Mark Puckett will speak at the library. Folks will be astonished at the details he will share about the murder and the trial. He has also provided a wealth of visual aids, which are on display in our display case throughout the entire month of September.”
The J. Joel Edwards Public Library hosted the event to celebrate Pike’s bicentennial year.
“Because not many people remember 200 years back, I think the longevity, if you will, of our history relies on keeping the stories alive. In the spirit of Pike County history, the library is offering programs that encourage conversations that begin with, “Y’all remember when . . . ?” When we did this same program a few years ago, so many library patrons told their own stories of remembering both the 1948 event and the 1982 filming,” said Rosemary. “So many stories to perpetuate our history!”