Governor Steve Beshear announced this week that Secretariat will premiere at the Kentucky Theatre on October 3.
At the time filming began, ESPN commented, “Unlike Seabiscuit, the 2003 movie based on the undersized thoroughbred who buoyed the spirits of a Depression-era nation, Secretariat will focus on [Penny] Chenery’s improbable success in the old money, bourbon-sipping world of horse breeding and the chestnut stallion’s stirring, record-shattering run for the Triple Crown. Like Seabiscuit, the nation’s mood — in this case, the era of Watergate and Vietnam — is key to the storytelling.”
Premiere at 6 pm. Tickets $125.
Parking is available in the Chase Building for $8.
Street Closings announced for Secretariat Premiere
10 a.m.-1 p.m. — the left lane and the middle lane of East Main Street will be closed between Rose Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
1pm -8:30 p.m.
all lanes of Main Street will be closed between Rose Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Quality Street will be closed between Water Street and East Main Street.
Esplanade will be closed at East Main Street.
Deweese Street will be closed at East Main Street.
The Kentucky Derby Museum opened a Secretariat movie exhibit on September 23, 2010.
Disney posted this video of director Randall Wallace on Penny Chenery’s reaction to the movie:
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