Wednesday through Friday
One dark and stormy night, a group of travelers become stranded in an old dark house with a family of lunatics. This horror comedy was Charles Laughton’s first American picture.
“Uniquely bizarre, wonderfully funny.” Baseline Movie Guide.
With Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lillian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, John Dudgeon, Brember Wills.
Directed by James Whale. Written by Benn W. Levy. Photographed by Arthur Edeson. Universal. 72 minutes.
Wednesday through Friday (July 1-3) at 7:30.
A mysterious count is revealed to be a vampire.
“Lugosi could be frightening in a way that other actors in horror never achieved: because he appeared to believe in the literal meaning of the films, and because it was possible to be persuaded that he was himself possessed.” David Thomson.
With Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade, Joan Standing.
Directed by Tod Browning. Written by Garrett Fort, adapted from the play by Hamilton Deane, John Balderston, from the novel by Bram Stoker. Photographed by Karl Freund. Universal. 75 minutes.
Wednesday through Friday (July 1-3) at 6:05 and 8:55.
Saturday through Tuesday
In one of the best remembered films of the 1950s, three American secretaries find romance while working in Rome.
This was Hollywood’s first Cinemascope movie made on location in a romantic foreign setting. It made the Fountain of Trevi a prime destination for a whole generation of American tourists.
The title tune (sung by Frank Sinatra) won Best Song of 1954.
With Clifton Webb, Louis Jourdan, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Maggie McNamara, Rossano Brazzi.
Directed by Jean Negulesco. Screenplay by John Patrick. Photographed by Milton Krasner. Music by Victor Young. Twentieth Century-Fox. 104 minutes.
Saturday through Tuesday (July 4-7) at 7:30, plus Sat/Sun matinee at 3:35.
American painter Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) pursues Parisian gamine Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). The sensational ballet, which ends the film—inspired by painters including Toulouse-Lautrec—remains one of the great production numbers in the history of the film musical.
With Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Leslie Caron, Georges Guetary.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Produced by Arthur Freed. Written by Alan Jay Lerner. Photographed by Al Gilks, John Alton. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin. MGM. 114 minutes.
Saturday through Tuesday (July 4-7) at 5:25 and 9:20.