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 »

Art 21 – Berlin

Thursday,  March 21, 2019 7:00pm Sponsored by Michael Adams and by an anonymous donor This episode visits Berlin, a city still in the midst of a post–Cold War cultural and economic rebirth, a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. From creating large-scale public projects to intimately personal ones, the four featured artists… 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: The Pink Panther

This 1963 caper comedy stars Peter Sellers, David Niven, Capucine and Claudia Cardinale. It’s notable for its unforgettable score by Henry Mancini, great comedic direction by Blake Edwards,  and of course, Peter Sellers’ portrayal of the impossibly bumbling Inspector Clouseau. Tuesday, February 26 Shows at 1:00 and 6:00 pm Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Not… Read more »