UPDATE Event postponed – “Clue”-themed murder mystery movie screening to benefit Hardacre Theater

In case you haven’t heard, we had to unfortunately postpone the Hardacre “Clue” Murder Mystery Dinner set for this Saturday. We regret any inconvenience this causes for you. We are hoping to plan another, similar event this fall at the Spear House and hope you’ll be able to join us then. Ticket purchasers have been given a full refund on the ticket price.
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The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association

TIPTON, Iowa—Prepare to live out (or die in) the classic murder mystery board game “Clue” on July 18 in Tipton.

The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA) will present a “Clue”-themed murder mystery dinner party at 6:30 p.m., featuring local actors from the Cedar County Stoplight Players as cast members/victims. An outdoor screening of the classic 1985 comedy/mystery film “Clue” starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Michael McKean will follow at 9 p.m.

The event will be held in and around the Spear House Bed and Breakfast, 120 E. 9th St., in Tipton. The event is sponsored by the HTPA, the Spear House, and Wiskus Construction.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 each for murder mystery participants, which includes dinner, the murder mystery and the movie screening. Only 30 tickets will be sold for the murder mystery dinner. Tickets to watch the film afterward only are $10 each and are unlimited to participants.

The deadline to order tickets for the murder mystery dinner is June 30.

“We want movies to come to life at the restored Hardacre Theater, along with live theatrical events and music, and this event is a perfect example of that,” said Greg Brown, HTPA president.

Local actors will play various roles in the murder mystery. Participants can solve the murder in groups to win prizes. There will also be a “Clue”-themed costume contest for all participants.

The event is one of several fundraisers planned for summer 2015. The group previously announced a Hardacre “Big Lebowski” Festival set for Aug. 8 in Tipton, featuring a screening of the cult classic comedy, live music and bowling.