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OCT 12

Celebrating Gettysburg

The Gettysburg Foundation, in partnership with the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, is pleased to announce that we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of the iconic movie Gettysburg with Director Ron Maxwell and other special guests with an exclusive screening at the Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg on October 13. Considered by many to be the greatest war movie, it clocks in as the longest American film ever made. It notably featured thousands of re-enactors who joined Ted Turner in the climatic Pickett’s Charge scene filmed right here at Gettysburg. 

Attendees are welcome to attend a Q&A session with the Director and special guests beginning at 5 pm before the film starts at 6 pm. 

Ron Maxwell has expressed his gratitude for all the preservation efforts made on the Battlefield over the past 25 years thanks largely to the efforts of the Friends of Gettysburg. During the Q&A, he will explore how these preservation efforts would have changed his filming perspective for the better, not having to navigate around modern intrusions like power lines, towers and hotels. Along with special guests, he’ll also share his many insights into the making of this classic film.

Proceeds from ticket purchases support the preservation and education missions of the Gettysburg Foundation and Journey Through Hallowed Ground

For tickets, please visit the Majestic Theater.

General Admission tickets, including the Q&A session are priced at $25, and signed Director’s Cut DVDs will be on sale that evening.

VIP Tickets to the Saturday Screening Include an Exclusive Performance by Stephen Lang on Friday, October 12

The Gettysburg Foundation is also offering a limited number of VIP tickets that include a private dinner on Friday night with a powerful performance by Stephen Lang (who portrayed General Pickett in Gettysburg), a special tour and battlefield access on Saturday afternoon, premium seating for the Saturday screening, and more. Order soon as only a limited number of seats are available! VIP tickets are $150 and include:

  • A private dinner in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center on Friday evening, October 12, at 5:30 PM that will feature an exclusive performance in the auditorium by acclaimed actor Stephen Lang focused on the trials and turmoil of soldiers from different eras, culled from his dramatic plays Wheatfield, Beyond Glory, and His Dark Land. The dinner program is an intimate conversation with Stephen Lang and historian Harold Holzer about Stephen’s performance and the challenges of bringing history to life through film and on stage.
  • Special behind-the-scenes access to the battlefield organized by the Gettysburg Foundation on Saturday afternoon, October 13, including a guided tour of the historic Spangler farm which served as a staging area for the Union’s reserve of artillery and as a field hospital for the Eleventh Corps, treating nearly 2,000 Union and Confederate soldiers alike. The Farm is more famously known as the site where Confederate General Lewis Armistead was treated and died from the wounds he suffered during Pickett’s Charge. 
  • A VIP ticket with premium seating to the screening of the movie Gettysburg at the Majestic Theater on Saturday, October 13 and a pre-screening Q&A session with the Director Ron Maxwell and special guests.
  • Tickets to the Cyclorama, Museum and Film at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center for use that weekend.

For more details on the VIP package, please contact Grace Lauver at 717-339-2150 or

Upcoming Event Dates

  • OCT 12
  • OCT 13

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