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Now in its 20th year, the Throwback Thursday Film Series screens a variety of classic movies for an adult audience.

September Theme: Famous Playwrights, Great Plays

September 7: The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), 2:00-3:40 p.m.

Two friends pretend to be men named “Ernest” in order to court a pair of ladies who favor that name. The deception leads to confusion and chaos in this classic Victorian-era comedy. Oscar Wilde wrote the play, which stars Michael Redgrave and Dame Edith Evans. NR, 1hr 35m. 

September 14:  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), 2:00-3:50  p.m.

Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor star in Tennessee Williams’s drama about a Southern clan whose simmering unhappiness is brought to light when they are forced to reunite at the behest of the family patriarch. Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, and Madeleine Sherwood costar under the direction of Richard Brooks. NR, 1hr 48m. 

September  21: Macbeth (2015), 2:00-4:00 p.m.

This brutally realistic version of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy features fine performances by a great cast and location shooting in the highlands of Scotland. Michael Fassbender plays Macbeth with Marion Cotillard as his ruthlessly ambitious wife. Paddy Considine and Sean Harris costar under the direction of Justin Kurzel. R, 1hr 53m. 

September 28: The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), 2:00-3:55 p.m.

While on tour, an imperious celebrity is injured and forced to recuperate in a midwestern home, where his insufferable manner creates chaos throughout the household. George S. Kaufman wrote this hilarious comedy, which stars Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, and Mary Wickes. NR, 1hr 52m.   

Free admission. Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.


September 7, 2023
2:00 pm
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