Classic movies at the Community Center are returning! Oct 1 – Nov 5
Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, Oct. 1 – Ball of Fire (1941)-comedy
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Dana Andrews, Dan Duryea, Oscar Homolka, Directed by Howard Hawks
A daffy twist on Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, co-written by Billy Wilder. 111 min.
Thursday, October 8 – The Defiant Ones (1958)-drama
Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Cara Williams, Directed by Stanley Kramer. 97 min.
An early civil rights statement in the Jim Crow era. Oscars for script and B&W cinematography.
Thursday, October 15 – The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)-mystery
James Stewart, Doris Day, Bernard Miles. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 120 min.
All the Hitchcock ingredients, and a best song Oscar (guess!).
Thursday, Oct. 22 – The Comancheros (1961)-western
John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin. Nehemiah Persoff, Patrick Wayne, Jack Elam. 107 min.
Big, sprawling Wayne western, shot on location, with an exuberant Elmer Bernstein score.
Thursday, Oct. 29 – Halloween Special! The Thing (1950)-science fiction
Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, James Arness, Dewey Martin, Robert Cornthwaite. 87 min.
Howard Hawks produced thriller, also a “Red Scare” allegory. James Arness’ 1st film before he became famous as Marshall Matt Dillon in TV’s Gunsmoke. Great Dimitri Tiomkin score.
Thursday, Nov. 5 – Chinatown (1974)-film noir
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston. Directed by Roman Polanski. 131 min. Rated R
Controversial noir tribute with Oscar-winning script by Robert Towne, considered by many critics the best script ever written. Subject of recent best-seller, The Long Goodbye. Jerry Goldsmith scored.