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Don't Miss Out! Raiders of the Lost Ark Comes to Nearby Theatres for One Day Only on June 7


What's the only movie in the Indiana Jones series without Indiana Jones in the title?

If you know the answer to that question, then you'll likely be among the diehard fans heading to theatres on June 7 for a very limited engagement of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Fresh off of Star Wars, a young Harrison Ford was the second choice for the iconic role of Indiana Jones.Photo byMovie poster

For one day only, Raiders will be playing in a few local theatres. In Cobb County, you'll have to venture to Movie Tavern Roswell Cinema at 4651 Woodstock Road in Roswell for the closest showing. Other options include Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta or Regal Avalon in Alpharetta.

For those who might not remember, here's the movie backstory: In 1980, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas joined forces to create "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Drawing inspiration from classic adventure serials, they aimed to bring the iconic character Indiana Jones to life. With Harrison Ford cast as the rugged archaeologist, the team embarked on a thrilling journey to capture the essence of 1930s action-adventure. Despite challenges like a tight schedule and scorching locations, the film became a groundbreaking success upon its release in 1981. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" went on to spawn a beloved franchise, solidifying its place as a timeless cinematic treasure.

Fun fact: Harrison Ford was not the original choice to play Indiana Jones. Initially, George Lucas, the creator of the character, had envisioned Tom Selleck, known for his role in the TV series "Magnum, P.I.," as Indiana Jones. However, due to Selleck's commitment to the TV show, he had to decline the role. Eventually, Harrison Ford, who had previously worked with George Lucas on "American Graffiti" and "Star Wars," was cast as Indiana Jones and went on to become synonymous with the iconic character. Ford's portrayal of the adventurous archaeologist became one of his most famous and beloved roles.

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