Take actors YUL BRYNNER, STEVE McQUEEN, CHARLES BRONSON, JAMES COBURN, BRAD DEXTER, ROBERT VAUGHN and HORST BUCHHOLZ, put them all in the same movie and you have, collectively, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
Released on October 23, 1960 by United Artists, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN became an instant hit at the movie box office. Loaded with western action and drama, aided by the instantly-recognizable theme by genius Elmer Bernstein, and movie-goers flocked to see this great western time after time.
The movie spawned three movie sequels, and if you look closely, you'll note that a later blockbuster film from the 1960's, THE DIRTY DOZEN, had distinct similarities (they just added five more guys).
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN played Salisbury / Rowan County theatres eleven times:
October 14 - 20, 1960 - CENTER THEATRE
December 25 - 27, 1960 - 601 DRIVE-IN THEATRE
May 26 - 27, 1961 - SALISBURY DRIVE-IN THEATRE
October 6 - 7, 1961 - 601 DRIVE-IN THEATRE
November 4 - 7, 1961 - CAPITOL THEATRE
March 23, 1963 - SALISBURY DRIVE-IN THEATRE
August 2 - 3, 1963 - 601 DRIVE-IN THEATRE
July 22 - 23, 1966 - 601 DRIVE-IN THEATRE
September 2 - 3, 1966 - SALISBURY DRIVE-IN THEATRE
May 9 - 15, 1971 - SALISBURY DRIVE-IN THEATRE
May 20 - 23, 1973 - THUNDERBIRD DRIVE-IN THEATRE