A movie about medieval art treasures that were looted by the Nazis in World War Two, and how they ended up in a small town on the Texas prairie will be the featured film of the Texas Arts and Music Festival in Brenham next weekend.

The movie “The Liberators” will make its Brenham debut next Saturday afternoon, October 21st at 2 p.m. at The Barnhill Center in the historic Simon Theater.  “The Liberators” follows a determined German art detective as he travels through the New York art world and military archives trying to locate the lost art treasures.  Film Director Cassie Hay will be at the showing to take questions from the audience after the movie.  Tickets for “The Liberators” are $15 and are available online at

The City of Brenham, which has taken over operations of the restored Simon Theater, has an entire year of programming scheduled for The Barnhill Center.  Other movies to be shown this fall include “The Holiday”, “Elf”, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “The Polar Express”, and “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  There are also special events like “Holiday at Home with Holly Mathis” on November 10th and 11th, and the “Annual Holiday Shindig” with country music singers Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis December 10th.

For a complete schedule and to find out more about the movies and events coming to the historic Simon Theater, visit

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