MODESTO — The classic 1968 film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” comes alive next month in Modesto.
It is being performed live by Modesto Christian Performing Arts at the Gallo Center on Friday, April 8.
But before then, the Modesto Graffiti USA Museum will host a “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” car — one of the story’s most magical and whacky inventions. The car, which will be used and featured in the live action play, will be on site for all to see on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the museum at 610 North 9th Street in Modesto.
The model of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was built by Brad Egginton and is 14 feet long, 6 feet wide, with a valve board compressor that lifts her 14 to 15 inches off the ground when she “flies”’
The museum is hosting the free showing of the whimsical car complete with cake, balloons, and souvenirs.
“We are so excited to showcase exciting cars like this at the Graffiti USA Museum and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part promoting this great show at the Gallo Center”, noted Chris Murphy, board member for the Graffiti USA Museum. “We celebrate our love of the automobile and Modesto’s place in car history.”
For the live performance on April 8, you can purchase tickets at www.tickets.galloarts.org
For more information about the Graffiti USA Museum, www.graffitiusamuseum.com