John A. Douglas

Living Passionately In the World of the Moving Image

John A. Douglas John's life in pictures


September 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Fall 2010 Movie Schedules

Celebration: Woodland
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 and 8:15 p.m.
Admission $2.99

Sept. 6 & 8 – The Godfather (1972), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. The story of a crime family that struggles as youth replaces the older members. 175 min.

Sept. 13 & 15 – The Godfather Part 2 (1974), directed by Frances Ford Coppola, with Al Pacino and Diane Keaton. The Corleone crime family continues to grow in wealth and power under the leadership of Michael Corleone. 200 min.

Sept. 20 & 22 – Tootsie (1982), directed by Sydney Pollack, with Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. An out-of-work actor disguises himself as a woman in order to get a part in a soap opera. 116 min.

Sept. 27 & 29 – Dirty Harry (1971), directed by Don Siegel, with Clint Eastwood and Harry Guardino. A ruthless San Francisco cop pulls out all the stops to capture punks and a serial killer. 102 min.

Oct. 4 & 6 – Midnight Cowboy (1969), directed by John Schlesinger, with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. A male prostitute from Texas moves to New York City where he develops a friendship with a street-wise hustler. 113 min.

Oct. 11 & 13 – Five Easy Pieces (1970), directed by Bob Rafelson, with Jack Nicholson and Karen Black. A man with a background of wealth and culture leaves it all to find himself on the highways and byways of America. 98 min.

Oct. 18 & 20 – Groundhog Day (1993), directed by Harold Ramis, with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. A television weatherman discovers that he must live a single day of his life over and over and over and over. 101 min.

Oct. 25 & 27 – Jaws (1975) directed by Steven Spielberg, with Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw. A very large shark moves into the waters off a small New England community that fears the loss of tourist revenue if the word gets out. 124 min.

Nov. 1 & 3 – The King of Comedy (1982), directed by Martin Scorsese, with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. A man obsessed with being a stand-up comedian goes to dangerous lengths to accomplish his dream. 109 min.

Nov. 8 & 10 – M*A*S*H (1970), directed by Robert Altman, with Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould. Two doctors rely on humor and pranks to get them through the horrors of the Korean War. 116 min.

Nov. 15 & 17 – Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), directed by John Hughes, with Steve Martin and John Candy. A man trying to get home for Thanksgiving has to deal with the elements along with an obnoxious traveler he picked up along the way. 93 min.

Nov. 29 & Dec. 1 – Chinatown (1974), directed by Roman Polanski, with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. A private detective investigating a case involving adultery gets tangled up in a murder case involving the powerful people of the community. 130 min.

Dec. 6 & 8 – The Princess Bride (1987), directed by Rob Reiner, with Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin. A fairytale (and a comedy) complete with a hero, villains and a princess bride. 98 min.

Dec. 13 & 15 – Tender Mercies (1983), directed by Bruce Beresford, with Robert Duvall and Tess Harper. A country-western singer tries to get his life together with the help of a woman and her son. 100 min.

Dec. 20 & 22 – The Christmas Story (1983), directed by Bob Clark, with Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon. A young boy schemes to get his parents to give him a BB gun for Christmas. 94 min.

Celebration: North
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. (Also a Sunday showing at 11 a.m. in the month of September.)
Admission $3.00

Sept. 7, 9 & 12 – Rebel Without A Cause (1955), directed by Nicholas Ray, with James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo. A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. 111 min.

Sept. 14, 16 & 19 – Singin’ in the Rain (1952), directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. The changeover in Hollywood from silent to sound movies is satirized in this musical considered to be one of the best. 103 min.

Sept. 21, 23 & 26 – Casablanca (1942), directed by Michael Curtiz, with Humhrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. A man’s life is changed when an old love turns up in his bar looking for a way out of Casablanca for herself and her husband. 102 min.

Sept. 28, 30 and Oct. 3 – The Wizard of Oz (1939), directed by Victor Fleming, with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. A young girl from Kansas is swept up by a tornado and lands in the wondrous land of Oz. 101 min.

Oct. 5 & 7 – Sunset Blvd (1950), directed by Billy Wilder, with William Holden and Gloria Swanson. A screenwriter moves into a mansion owned by a silent film star who begins to control his life. 110 min.

Oct. 12 & 14 – Giant (1956) – directed by George Stevens, with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. An epic story of life, love, lust and Texas crude. 201 min.

Oct. 19 & 21 – The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with James Stewart and Doris Day. A family vacationing in Morocco becomes involved in international intrigue that threatens to destroy the family. 120 min.

Oct. 26 & 28 – Dracula (1931), directed by Tod Browning, with Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler. A vampire leaves his Transylvanian home to look for new blood. 75 min.

Nov. 2 & 4 – The Sting (1973), directed by George Roy Hill, with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Two veteran con men set out to pull an elaborate con on a man who murdered their friend. 129 min.

Nov. 9 & 11 – Patton (1970), directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, with George C. Scott and Karl Mauldin. A biographical film covering the life of General Patton during World War II. 172 min.

Nov. 16 & 18 – It Happened One Night (1934), directed by Frank Capra, with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. When an heiress runs away from home, a reporter finds her and travels with her in order to get a story. 105 min..

Nov. 30 & Dec. 2 – Modern Times (1936), directed by Charles Chaplin, with Charles Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. A romance and a satire set against the struggle between workers and management. 87 min.

Dec. 7 & 9 – Show Boat (1951), directed by George Sidney, with Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson. A musical about life on a show boat travelling up and down the Mississippi River. 107 min.

Dec. 14 & 16 – The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945), directed by Leo McCarey, with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. A priest and a nun struggle over whether or not to save a parochial school that has fallen on hard times. 126 min.

Dec. 21 & 23 – White Christmas (1954), directed by Michael Curtiz, with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. A singer and a dancer do what they can do to save a vacation lodge owned by a man who they served under during the war. 120 min.


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