Movie: “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

Thursday, Sept. 26th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in “Singin’ in the Rain”, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.  You can’t miss this one!

$2.00 to attend. Membership required.

Movie: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Thursday, October 3rd

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard” is the portrait of a forgotten silent star, living in exile in her grotesque mansion, screening her old films, dreaming of a comeback. But it’s also a love story, and the love keeps it from becoming simply a waxworks or a freak show. Gloria Swanson gives her greatest performance as the silent star Norma Desmond, with her grasping talons, her theatrical mannerisms, her grandiose delusions.  William Holden tactfully inhabits the tricky role of the writer half her age, who allows himself to be kept by her. But the performance that holds the film together, that gives it emotional resonance and makes it real in spite of its gothic flamboyance, is by Erich von Stroheim, as Norma’s faithful butler Max.

“All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

$2.00 to attend. Membership required.