FLASHBACK CINEMA: CLASSIC MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN

SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS at 2PM & 7PM

At Palladium, Casa Blanca, Silverado, Embassy & Mayan Palace.

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SEPTEMBER 9 & 12

THE KING & I (1956)

You’ll “whistle a happy tune” while “getting to know” this popular Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, based on the real-life experiences of a 19th century Englishwoman who taught the children of the King of Siam.  Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Actress (Deborah Kerr), and winner of 5. Yul Brynner won Best Actor for his performance as the King, a part he originated on Broadway.  ("Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!”) Rated G

 

SEPTEMBER 16 & 19

STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)

A comedy-drama that celebrates the warmth, grace, and grit of a close-knit group of women in a small Southern town. The A-list cast includes Sally Field, Julia Roberts (Oscar-nominated for her performance), Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, and Dolly Parton as the big-hearted owner of the beauty shop where friends share the joys and heartaches that bind them together. ("Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”) Rated PG

 

SEPTEMBER 23 & 26

LABYRINTH (1986)

Muppets creator Jim Henson directed this musical fantasy about a teenage girl (Jennifer Connelly) who must enter the mythical world of the Labyrinth to rescue her kidnapped baby brother. Henson’s puppets are amazing, but it was the casting of David Bowie as the Goblin King that made this an iconic 80’s movie. Bowie’s five original songs include “Magic Dance,” which he performs with a gaggle of goblin puppets.  (“You remind me of a babe…”) Rated PG

 

 

SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 3

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)

Gene Wilder is Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (“That’s FRONKensteen!”),struggling with the legacy of his infamous mad-scientist grandfather in this classic comedy from Mel Brooks.  The stellar supporting cast includes Marty Feldman as Igor (“It’s pronounced Eye-gor”), Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Terri Garr (“Roll,roll, roll in ze hay,”) and Cloris Leachman as the late baron’s mysterious housekeeper Frau Blucher.  ("Yes, yes, say it…he vas my boyfriend!”) Rated PG

 

OCTOBER 7 & 10

HALLOWEEN (1978)

Director John Carpenter’s ORIGINAL 1970’s classic!The night HE (villainMichael Myers) came home, 15 years after committing a grisly murder…and just in time for Halloween. This is the movie thatinspired a whole series of horror pictures featuring teenagers in peril, and it remains one of the most successful independent movies ever made. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her film debut, plays a babysitter who is stalked by Myers. (“You can’t kill the boogeyman.”) Rated R    

 

 

OCTOBER 14 & 17

REAR WINDOW (1954)

One of the best from director Alfred Hitchcock, the “master of suspense.” James Stewart, confined to his New York City apartment with a broken leg, finds that “people watching” from his window helps to pass the time.  Things heat up when he and his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) begin to suspect one of his neighbors of murder. Wendell Corey plays Stewart’s police detective friend. (“People do a lot of things in private they couldn’t possibly explain in public.”)   Rated PG

 

OCTOBER 21 & 24

BEETLEJUICE (1988)

“It’s showtime!” Michael Keaton stars as Beetlejuice (“the ghost with the most, babe”) in this supernatural comedy from director Tim Burton. Ghosts Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis need help scaring off the Deetzes, a new family that has moved into their house. They reluctantly hire “freelance bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice, whose bizarre behavior is more than they bargained for. (“THAT is why I won't do two shows a night anymore. I won't.”) Rated PG

 

 

OCTOBER 28 & 31 (HALLOWEEN)

THE SHINING (1980)

Celebrate Halloween with Stanley Kubrick’s classic thriller, based on Stephen King’s novel. Jack Nicholson (“Here’s Johnny!”) is a writer who takes a job as a caretaker of an off-season hotel with a really…bad…past. He and his family are virtually alone in the spooky old building. Or are they? Shelly Duvall, as Nicholson’s distraught wife, discovers her husband is turning into someone she barely recognizes. (“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”) Rated R

 

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