Tickets are $5. Concessions are available for purchase.
Based on the 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of a textile factory owner who insists on hiring an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother. The Jewish woman and her African American driver eventually build a relationship over many years.
In addition to winning the Oscar for Best Picture, star Jessica Tandy won the Oscar for Best Actress. Morgan Freeman and Dan Aykroyd each earned Oscar nominations for their performances. Others in the cast include Patti LuPone and Esther Rolle.
Directed by Bruce Beresford (who surprisingly did not pick up a nomination for Best Director), the film was adapted by Alfred Uhry from his original stage play. Uhry won an Oscar for his writing. The film also earned a fourth Oscar for Best Makeup. In addition to the nominations for Freeman and Aykroyd’s performances, it picked up nominations for Art Direction, Costumes, and Editing.