Classic Film Series at Lighthouse Cinemas
- When: Friday, February 19, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Lighthouse Cinemas, Pacific Grove
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
For this four-month long film series, which started Jan. 7, Lighthouse Cinemas skimmed the cream from the top. Case in point: Feb. 4-5 they screen David Lean's seven-time Oscar-winning 1957 classic Bridge Over the River Kwai, starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, about British and American POWs at a Japanese encampment in Thailand who are compelled to build a bridge that will help supply enemy troops. Hitchcock gets two nods this month. Feb. 11-12 his Rear Window is screened. Jimmy Stewart stars as a shut-in recuperating from a broken leg who counters the boredom by spying on his neighbors through binoculars, but gets more than he wanted when he witnesses a murder. Many of Brian DePalma's films can be traced to this psychological suspense thriller. Hitchcock followed up that knockout film with another, 1959's North by Northwest, scored by Bernard Herrmann, written by Ernest Lehman and starring an unflappable Cary Grant as a sophisticated ad-man caught in an international espionage plot, chased by agents from a mysterious organization. It's screen Feb. 18-19. Then, lighter fare, but no less seminal, with Singin' in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, which follows Hollywood from its silent film era into the bold new world of talkies. AFI recently crowned it the best musical of all time. You can hear that indelible melody just saying the name. Try it: Just singin', singin' in the rain. Playing Feb. 25-26. [WR]
Between 8 and 9pm Thu; between noon and 1pm Fri. Lighthouse Cinemas, 525 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove. $9/general after 6pm; $6.50/senior, military and matinees. 641-0747, 643-1333.