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7:30 pm
CHARLIE CHAPLIN’s 1921 film THE KID kicks off the CLASSIC FILM FEST   Celebrate King’s Theatre’s 100th Anniversary with this 1921 classic film. Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s 1935 spy thriller THE 39 STEPS      A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with NOW, VOYAGER, the great 1942 romance starring Bette Davis      Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVER, set in 1942 WWII Britain.     “Nevertheless, she persisted.” Seventy-five years before that became a political battle cry for women rising up against harassment, cruelty,[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with THE THIRD MAN, the 1949 thriller starring Orson Wells   Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the icon 1955 film starring James Dean   After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have[...]
Jul
28
Wed
Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID – Classic Film Fest
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’s 1921 film THE KID kicks off the CLASSIC FILM FEST

 
Celebrate King’s Theatre’s 100th Anniversary with this 1921 classic film.
Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. The Kid doesn’t merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

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Aug
4
Wed
Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS – Classic Film Fest
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS - Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s 1935 spy thriller THE 39 STEPS 

 

 

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Peggy Ashcroft, Robert Donat, Godfrey Tearle, Lucie Mannheim, John Laurie

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Aug
11
Wed
NOW, VOYAGER with Bette Davis: Classic Film Fest
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
NOW, VOYAGER with Bette Davis: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with NOW, VOYAGER, the great 1942 romance starring Bette Davis

 

 
 Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper), and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. On board, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother’s grip—but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis’s reign as the queen of the woman’s picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Aug
25
Wed
MRS MINIVER: Classic Film Fest
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
MRS MINIVER: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVER, set in 1942 WWII Britain.

 

 

“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Seventy-five years before that became a political battle cry for women rising up against harassment, cruelty, and abuse while asserting their own place at the leadership table in a time of uncertainty, a leading six Academy Awards went to a movie that celebrated a woman doing the same.

Mrs. Miniver is from another age, crafted with another set of standards and expectations, released just as the world was going through the upheaval of another world war and long predating the women’s rights movement that would come decades after. Still, the melodrama about an ordinary woman standing up to do her part against a looming threat serves the same inspiring role in 2018 as it did when it won Best Picture in 1943.

It offers hope. A sense that fighting back comes with a cost, but surrendering has an even steeper price. William Churchill famously claimed Mrs. Miniver was fortification for the Allied spirit, and today it’s still a reminder that even though we often make our stand as individuals, we are not alone.

Greer Garson won Best Actress for playing the title character, a middle-class British mother whose eldest son is training to be a fighter pilot while two much younger siblings remain at home. Her husband, played by Walter Pidgeon (nominated for Best Actor), ventures off in his boat to join the civilian rescue effort of troops surrounded at Dunkirk.

Although she never leaves the home front, the battle comes to her: Mrs. Miniver finds a wounded German pilot in the countryside and has a terrifying encounter with him as he lays out the threat of thousands of men like him tearing apart her country, bomb by bomb. For all his fury and boasts, he’s no match for this valiant housewife.

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Sep
1
Wed
THE THIRD MAN: Classic Film Fest
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm
THE THIRD MAN: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with THE THIRD MAN, the 1949 thriller starring Orson Wells

 
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas’s evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Sep
8
Wed
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Classic Film Fest
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the icon 1955 film starring James Dean

 
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid’s real troubles begin.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

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