Classic Cinema: Wake of the Red Witch

Classic Cinema: Wake of the Red Witch The 1949 action adventure, Wake of the Red Witch, starring John Wayne and Gail Russell, screens at the Soper Reese Theatre on Tuesday, May 28, at 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Entry to the film is by donation. Wayne plays a complicated, two-fisted character who is capable of much… Read more »

Classic Cinema: Show Boat

Classic Cinema at the Soper Reese Theatre presents: Show Boat Based on an Edna Ferber novel, with score by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, this 1951 musical abounds with wonderful songs that are staples of American musical theater including “Make Believe,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Why Do I Love You?” and, best of… Read more »

Classic Cinema: Auntie Mame

Tuesday, April 23 Shows at 1:00 and 6:00 pm Doors open 30 minutes ahead  Sponsored by Kathy Jansen In this 1958 comedy Rosalind Russell recreates her standout stage role as the flamboyant, devil-may-care diva who strives to release her young nephew from the stuffy confines of an aristocratic upbringing. Campy, colorful, fabulously funny and nominated… Read more »

Classic Cinema: Sweet Charity

Bob Fosse’s first film was nominated for three Oscars and adapted to the screen from the hugely successful stage version. Standout numbers from this 1969 musical include “Hey, Big Spender” with Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera and Paula Kelly, as well as “The Rhythm of Life,” sung with relish by Sammy Davis, Jr. Rated G. Run… Read more »

Classic Cinema: The Thin Man Goes Home

Tuesday, March 26 Shows at 1:00 and 6:00 pm   Doors open 30 minutes ahead Sponsored by Michael Lorenzini This 1945 comedy-mystery, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, is the fifth entry in MGM’s series, with Nick and Nora visiting Nick’s boyhood home in small town America. There’s plenty of fast, witty dialogue to enjoy along with some… Read more »

Classic Cinema: West Side Story

Tuesday, March 12 Shows at 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes ahead Sponsored by the Lakeport Women’s Civic Club This 1960s New York City tough streets version of Romeo and Juliet received ten Oscars plus a special award for Jerome Robbin’s dynamic choreography. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Rita Moreno; directed by Robert… Read more »

Classic Cinema: Some Like it Hot

Tuesday, February 12 Shows at 1:00 and 6:00 pm Doors open 30 minutes ahead  Bring your sweetheart and celebrate Valentine’s Day with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. “Some Like It Hot” screens at the Soper Reese Theatre on Tuesday, February 12, at 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Entry to the film is by donation…. Read more »

Classic Cinema: The Marx Brothers in At the Circus

The zany 1939 Marx Brothers comedy, “At the Circus,” starring Groucho, Chico and Harpo, screens at the Soper Reese Theatre on Tuesday, January 8, at 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Entry to the film is by donation. “At the Circus” keeps audiences happy with Groucho’s perfect singing rendition of “Lydia the Tattooed Lady,” as well as the… Read more »

Classic Cinema: The Shop Around the Corner

James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan star in this 1940 romantic comedy deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny script by Samson Raphaelson. Two employees in a small notions store clash on the job, and are surprised to learn the pen pal they have each been writing to, and falling in love with, is… Read more »

Classic Cinema: Shadow of the Thin Man

The fourth in the ever-popular Thin Man series, Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track. Made in 1941. Sponsored by:   Michael Lorenzini & Michael Adams Run Time 1 hour and  37 minutes. Not Rated Donations graciously accepted at the door. Tickets not available online. Matinee… Read more »