John Penton Movie Showing

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From a friend of 2WAAM a chance to see a great motorcycle movie.

Here is an opportunity to see a great motorcycle movie.  It is about the life and times of John Penton and the development of the Penton motorcycle.  John was a major force in defining the light weight, two stroke, off-road, competition bikes that became so popular back in the day and are still so much a part of motorcycling today.  The bike that John created was built by KTM, an Austrian company that, at the time, made bicycles and mopeds.  Penton motorcycles were produced from 1968 through 1977.  From 1978 until the present, the bikes have carried the KTM brand.  This movie tells the Penton story.  I think this story would be of interest to anyone who is into motorcycles and of special interest to anyone who raced or rode off-road bikes in the 60’s and 70’s.

The movie has been in production for some time and is now being released to the public.  The method of its release is somewhat unique.  For each showing, a movie captain will volunteer to pre-arrange the showing at a local theater on a set date.  Then the captain will use local groups/businesses, social media and word of mouth to promote the movie.  Tickets will be sold on line.  The captain will then work to sell a minimum number of tickets to the showing.  Once the minimum number is met, the showing site and date are committed.  If the minimum number of tickets is not sold, all tickets will be refunded.  We have a movie captain for our area, and the showing site and date have been selected.

For our area, the theater site is Hunt Valley Cinema Stadium 12, 11511 McCormick Rd, Cockeysville, MD, on August 14 at 7:30pm.

The website where you can purchase tickets is http://gathr.us/screening/8335