Monday, May 30, 2016

Upcoming Southern California Classic Film Screenings

There are a number of interesting screenings taking place at L.A. area theaters over the next few weeks. Here's a quick overview:

*A new series, Marquee Movies, opens at UCLA on June 3rd, running through June 26th. I'm unfamiliar with most of the films, which all center on the moviegoing experience; the opening film, MATINEE (1993), starring John Goodman, sounds particularly interesting. I'll be attending FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933) and THIS WAY PLEASE (1937) on June 12th; both films will be shown in 35mm.

*The Academy is hosting the premiere of a new digital restoration of REBECCA (1940) on June 1st. The screening takes place in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wilshire Boulevard.

*On June 23rd the Academy is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of GIANT (1956). Elsa Cardenas, who played Juana Benedict, will be present for a discussion. I have tickets to this screening, which also takes place at the Goldwyn Theater; I've always liked this film, and it will be my first chance to see it on a big screen. It will be shown in a digital presentation.

*The Disney Screen series at the Cinemark Century Theater in Huntington Beach will be showing SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) the week of June 10th through 16th. Other titles showing in the series that week include SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) and ENCHANTED (2007). All screenings in this series, which has been running for nearly a year, are digital. I've seen close to a dozen films in the Disney Screen series and highly recommend it to anyone in driving distance. The prices are excellent, starting at a one-day pass to four movies for $5.00.

*One of my favorite movies, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938), will be shown at the Egyptian Theatre on June 30th. It will be shown in a digital format.


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