Monday and Tuesday

Strike Up the Band (1940)

In this typical Mickey and Judy vehicle, Mickey plays a high school band leader and drummer, and Judy is his singing girlfriend.

With Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, June Preisser, William Tracy, Larry Nunn. Directed by Busby Berkeley. MGM. 120 min.

Monday and Tuesday (September 1-2) at 7:30.

His Butler's Sister (1943)

To get the attention of a famous Broadway composer, an aspiring singer masquerades as a maid at his home, where her brother works as a butler.

With Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O’Brien, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Walter Catlett, Elsa Janssen, Evelyn Ankers, Frank Jenks, Sig Arno, Hans Conried. Directed by Frank Borzage. Univ. 87 min.

Monday and Tuesday (September 1-2) at 5:50 and 9:40.

Silent Wednesday

with Dennis James at the Wurlitzer organ

The Goose Woman (silent, 1925)

After giving birth to a son, an opera diva loses her voice. Embittered, she becomes an alcoholic recluse, blaming her child for her downfall. Years later, she involves herself in a murder case, enjoying her new notoriety, never realizing that her involvement could convict her son.

With Louise Dresser, Jack Pickford, Constance Bennett, James O. Barrows, Spottiswoode Aitkin, George Cooper. Directed by Clarence Brown. Universal. 8 reels.

Wednesday (Sept 3) at 7:30.

The Home Maker (silent, 1925)

When a businessman is disabled, his wife joins the workforce, and the entire family benefits from the role reversal.

With Alice Joyce, Clive Brook, Billy Kent Schaeffer, George Fawcett, Virginia Boardman, Jacqueline Wells. Directed by King Baggot. Scenario by Mary O'Hara. Photographed by John Stumar. Universal.

Wednesday (Sep 3) at approximately 9:10.

Thursday and Friday

Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

Charlie plans to vacation during a trip to Shanghai, but instead several attempts are made on his life. Fortunately Number One Son is there to help him out.

With Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Charles Locher, Russell Hicks, Keye Luke, Halliwell Hobbes. Dir. James Tinling. Fox. 70 min.

Thursday and Friday (Sept 4-5) at 7:30.

The Spider Woman (1944)

Holmes is called in to investigate the Pajama Suicides, which he quickly deduces to be murders.

With Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey, Vernon Downing, Alec Craig. Directed by Roy William Neill. Based on the short story The Adventures of the Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Universal. 63 min.

Thursday and Friday (Sept 4-5) at 6:15 and 9:10.

Saturday and Sunday

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

This wide-screen, all-star extravaganza won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1956.

This is a film that must be seen in a real theatre. Its lightweight story line is overshadowed by its extraordinary location photography and the cameo roles for many stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

With David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, Shirley MacLaine, and many others.

Directed by Michael Anderson and Kevin McClory. Prod. by Michael Todd. Based on the novel by Jules Verne. Music by Victor Young. United Artists. 178 min.

Saturday and Sunday (Sept 6-7) at 3:00 and 7:30.