Friday through Sunday

Swing Time (1936)

The slim plot, with Fred as a professional dancer (and gambler) and Ginger as a dance instructor, provides a vehicle for some of the most sublime dancing ever recorded on film.

This was Ginger’s favorite of her ten pictures with Fred.

With Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore. Songs by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern. RKO. 103 min.

Friday through Sunday (December 9-11) at 7:30, plus Sat/Sun matinee at 3:50.

The Cocoanuts (1929)

In the Marx Brothers’ first feature film, Groucho manages the giant Hotel de Cocoanut, while moonlighting as a real estate auctioneer: “You can have any kind of home you want. You can even get stucco. Oh, how you can get stucco.”

This is a very early talkie, and the awkwardness of the new medium inspires their inventiveness.

With Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Kay Francis. From the Broadway musical comedy by George S. Kaufman and Irving Berlin. Paramount. 94 min.

Friday through Sunday (December 9-11) at 5:45 and 9:25.