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

 

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! 

 

Sep
22
Wed
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Classic Film Fest
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with 1964 film THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG starring Catherine Deneuve (presented with English subtitles)

 
The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

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

 

Sep
29
Wed
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7: Classic Film Fest – new date!
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7: Classic Film Fest - new date!

RESCHEDULED TO SEPT. 29

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Anges Varda’s 1962 CLEO from 5 to 7 (presented with English subtitles)

 
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

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

 

Oct
6
Wed
BULLITT: Classic Film Fest
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
BULLITT: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with the great Steve McQueen car-chase thriller BULLITT from 1968

 
Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

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

 

Oct
13
Wed
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Classic Film Fest
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction epic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

 
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

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

 

Oct
20
Wed
Fellini’s 8 1/2: Classic Film Fest
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
Fellini's 8 1/2: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest concludes with the essential 1973 Fellini film 8 1/2 … one of the greatest films ever made

 
One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s marks the moment when the director’s always-personal approach to filmmaking fully embraced self-reflexivity, pioneering a stream-of-consciousness style that darts exuberantly among flashbacks, dream sequences, and carnivalesque reality, and turning one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life, as he struggles against creative block and helplessly juggles the women in his life—including Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, and Claudia Cardinale. An early working title for was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

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

 

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