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‘Crackerjack’ movie world premiere

Art Within Productions and Modest will present the world premiere of “Crackerjack,” rated PG-13, at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

This Southern comedy, with Jeff Foxworthy as executive producer and narrator, follows a softball-playing character named Bill “Crackerjack” (C.J.) Bailey IV, who doesn’t want to marry his trailer live-in mate, Sherry, but she then finds out she’s expecting and moves out.

The screening, sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, also launches “The Crackerjack Road Less Graveled Movie Tour,” for which the movie’s writer and director, Byran Coley, along with some cast members and producers will travel in a 1974 Airstream trailer, to roll out the film in midsize Southern markets, starting with the Carolinas and Georgia.

A limited number of free tickets are available, for anyone who brings a bat, glove or specially soft-brand softball, for donation to the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues, whose baseball season – getting children with disabilities on the diamond with help from volunteer buddies from across the community – begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at James C. Benton Miracle League Field, outside Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St.. (Details at 448-7712 or

Movie details at Reach the theater at 282-0550 or

SATURDAY | 09.07

‘Largest Garage Sale’ in Myrtle Beach

Yard sale fans have the whole Myrtle Beach Convention Center exhibit hall to shop at the 25th annual city of Myrtle Beach’s “South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale” on Sept. 7. The complex, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, is open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with a sold-out slate of vendors.

Parking at the site is $3, and admission is free. Details at

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Dancing, history and tailgating

Some special events on tap are:

• Senior dance series continues 7-10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus. Tickets are $7, including beverages and finger foods – or bring your own – with music by DJs Jack and Rosalie. Details at 918-2381 or; make reservations by calling 570-655-1558 or emailing
• “Remembering Myrtle Beach: A Local History Series,” with guest speakers at 11 a.m. on first and third Saturdays monthly, next on Sept. 7 with “The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base,” with history recounted by retired Gen. Robert Reed and Diane Moskow-McKenzie, at Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., at Kings Highway. Admission is free. 918-1282 or, or email
• Celebrate the start of the NFL season with a tailgate party at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804, 111 S.C. 57 N., Little River, across from Bell & Bell auto dealership. The post’s men’s auxiliary invite the public to enjoy sausage and pepper sandwiches or meatball subs, along with chips, for $5 per plate, and games will be shown on televisions. 399-0877.
• Sand Dollars Square and Round Dance Club open house and lesson at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Another free lesson is 6 p.m. Sept. 16, and dances continue 7-9 p.m. Mondays. 333-8878.


‘Reel Ladies’ dinner-and-movie outings

The Reel Ladies Dinner and Movie Group will begin its fourth season of monthly dinners and a movie at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, along with helping local charities, and all women are welcome.

The group’s season premiere is Sept. 17 with dinner at 4 p.m. at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, then a movie afterward around the corner at the Grand 14 Cinema.

The cost is $18 for dinner, a beverage, dessert, tax and tip – cash only at the door – and reservations are required and due Sept. 12 by emailing or

Everyone attending is asked to bring pet food to donate to the Save Our Pets food bank. After the meal, enjoy any movie that day for $4.75, with popcorn and soda available for $1 each. More details at 957-3406.


‘Sweeney Todd’ at CCU

Coastal Carolina University begins another season of theater and concerts with “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13 in Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway.

This Tony Award-winning musical, with music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, covers a barber’s revenge in 19th-century London. The cast includes a Metropolitan Opera baritone, Louis Otey, in the title role, and CCU Artist-In-Residence and a former New York City Opera lead, Ann Benson, as Mrs. Lovett.

Tickets are $15 or $20 for adults; $10 for CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, as well as teens, anyone ages 65 and older, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $5 CCU and HGTC students, and children. Also, CCU has a food drive through Sept. 13 in the auditorium and Edwards Building, for the Lowcountry Food Bank. Bring canned meats or proteins for a $3 discount on tickets.

Details at 349-2787 or

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