FLASHBACK CINEMA: CLASSIC MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN

SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS at 2PM & 7PM

At Palladium, Casa Blanca & Embassy.

 

 

MAY 19 & 22

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

Adventure! Comedy! Romance! (And oh, so quotable!) The dashing Westley (Cary Elwes) is intent on rescuing the lovely Buttercup (Robin Wright) from an unhappy fate as the bride of Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon).  Mandy Patinkin is a fencing master (“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”) and Billy Crystalis Miracle Max, amedicine man with a talent for treating the “mostly dead.” (“Have fun storming the castle!”)  Rated PG

 

 

MAY 26 & 29

GREASE (1978)

Grease is STILL the word!  Join John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the rest of the gang at Rydell High in the original high school musical, looking better than ever in a 4K Digital restoration. With a dynamite score (the album went multi-multi-platinum) that includes “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “BeautySchool Dropout” (performed by real life 50’s heartthrob Frankie Avalon) and “You’re the One That I Want.” (“I’ve got chills…they’re multiplying…”) Rated PG

 

 

JUNE 2 & 5

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)

High school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) raises playing hooky to an art form in this classic 80’s comedy from writer/director John Hughes.  Whether it’s singing from a parade float (“Well, shake it up baby, now…”) or crashing a fancy restaurant as Abe Frohman (“the Sausage King of Chicago”) Ferris knows how to show his friends a good time. (“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”)  Rated PG-13

 

JUNE 9 & 12

THE GOONIES (1985)

 (“Hey, you guys!”) Bring the family to this beloved adventure comedy presented by Steven Spielberg, with music by Cyndi Lauper and REO Speedwagon (it doesn’t get more 1980’s than that). A group of young friends desperate to save their neighborhood from demolition find an old pirate’s map. Their search for buried treasure is full of spooky caves, booby traps, and harrowing situations that strengthen their bonds of friendship. (“Goonies never say die!”)  Rated PG

 

JUNE 16 (FATHER’S DAY) & JUNE 19

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

Maybe the greatest adventure movie ever made, directed by Steven Spielberg from an idea from George Lucas. This summer blockbuster introduced audiences to archeology professor/action hero Indiana Jones (“Trust me”), who is searching for the legendary lost Ark of the Covenant. The Ark is said to contain enormous power, and “Indy” (Harrison Ford) and Marion (Karen Allen) must find it before the Nazis do.   (“Snakes.  Why’d it have to be snakes?”)  Rated PG

 

 

JUNE 23 & JUNE 26

DIRTY DANCING (1987)

You’ll have “the time of your life” at this romantic crowd-pleaser, set at a Catskills summer resort in 1963. Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s sister) plays Baby, a rich girl who finds herself attracted to a working-class dance instructor (Patrick Swayze).  Primarily known for tough-guy roles, Swayze’s experience with the Joffrey Ballet (who knew?) prepared him for the role. We dare you to sit still during the film’s big finish. ("Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”) Rated PG-13

 

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