FLASHBACK CINEMA: CLASSIC MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN

SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS at 2PM & 7PM

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

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FEBRUARY 10 & 13

CASABLANCA (1943)

One of the most romantic movies ever. This World War II drama and Best Picture Oscar® winner stars Humphrey Bogart as a cynical cafe owner who is more of a romantic than he lets on.  When long-lost loveIngrid Bergman shows up in Casablanca, sparks fly. Claude Rains is Captain Renault (“Round up the usual suspects!”) whose approach to law enforcement is, well, flexible. (“I’m shocked, SHOCKED, to find that gambling is going on in here.”) Rated PG

 

FEBRUARY 17 & 20

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

Gregory Peck won an Oscar® for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a courageous lawyer defending a black man (Brock Peters) in a small southern town in the 1930’s. Atticus’s relationship with his young daughter Scout (Mary Badham) is the heart of this touching and powerful film, based on Harper Lee’s novel. (“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”) No rating

 

FEBRUARY 24 & 27

FORREST GUMP (1994)

This winner of 6 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, stars Tom Hanks as the remarkably trusting and kind-hearted Forrest Gump, who has a knack for being present for some of the most important events of the 20th century. With Sally Field as Forrest’s mother and Gary Sinise as his war-buddy “Captain Dan.” Hanks won a Best Actor Oscar® for his performance. (“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”) Rated PG-13

 

MARCH 3 & 6

MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)

Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby), directed this dazzling spectacle, which won Oscars® for art direction and costumes. Ewan McGregor is a young writer who falls in love with charismatic cabaret performer Nicole Kidman at Paris’s legendary Moulin Rouge. Though set at the turn of the 20th century, the music performed is modern, with covers of songs by David Bowie, Queen and Elton John. (“And you can tell everybody that this is your song…”) Rated PG-13

 

 

MARCH 10 & 13

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, in the 80th anniversary presentation of this beloved musical. Based on the children's book by L. Frank Baum, this groundbreaking Technicolor production won an Oscar® for best original song for Over the Rainbow. With Judy Garland in her star-making role and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West.  ("I’ll get you, my pretty…and your little dog too!") Rated PG

 

MARCH 17 (ST. PATRICK’S DAY) & 20

THE QUIET MAN (1952)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the classic love story, set in Ireland, that earned director John Ford his fourth Academy Award. John Wayne plays a former American boxer who falls in love with fiery redhead Maureen O’Hara, but her obstinate brother (Victor McLaglen) stands in their way.  Wayne and McLaglen come to blows in a rousing climax peppered with witty trash talk and grudging respect. ("Your widow—me sister—she could’ve done a lot worse.”) Rated G

 

MARCH 24 & 27

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

The continuation of the Corleone family saga, and the first sequel to win the Oscar® for Best Picture. Al Pacino was nominated for his performance as Michael (“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”) and Robert DeNiro won Best Supporting Actor as the young Vito. Famed acting coach Lee Strasberg plays the grandfatherly but ruthless Hyman Roth. ("I didn’t ask who gave the order…because it had nothing to do with business!”) Rated R

 

MARCH 31 & APRIL 3

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

A classic romantic comedy with A-list movie stars. Katharine Hepburn is Tracy Lord, a Philadelphia socialite whose ex-husband (Cary Grant) shows up on the eve of her wedding. James Stewart won a Best Actor Oscar® for his performance as a journalist assigned to cover the event. Hepburn sparkles as the vivacious heiress who learns some surprising lessons about herself and the men in her life. (“Thetime to make up your mind about people is never.”) Not Rated

 

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