The Bandit is coming to town.
Burt Reynolds is set to attend the first RKDS Film Festival hosted by RKDS Entertainment and Media July 12-14 at Mathis City Auditorium.
Reynolds will make an appearance 3 p.m., July 12, to receive the key to the city, said Roy Kirkland, RKDS writer and producer. Mayor John Gayle will proclaim July 12 Burt Reynolds Day, Kirkland said.
Reynolds will present “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Last Movie Star” and “Gator” at the festival. “Gator” was filmed in South Georgia.