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Proctors to Presents Big Screen Classics In July & August On The Mainstage Movie Screen
July 2, 2008
Schenectady, NY- On Thursdays in July & August Proctors will be presenting Big Screen Classics on the Mainstage Movie Screen. All seven films have been represented on The AFI Top Ten Greatest Films Lists.
The first film being presented on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6 P.M. will be the 1998 Oscar winner for best picture, Titanic. Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet star in James Cameron’s fictional love story set on a doomed luxury liner’s maiden voyage. The film won 11 Oscars in 1998. Titanic is rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language. Titanic was ranked the number 6 epic film on AFI’s Top 10. The film has a total running time of 194 min. This presentation of Titanic will be preceded with Live Organ at 5:30 P.M.
On Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 6 P.M., the second film being presented will be the winner of 8 Oscars, Gone with the Wind. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable star in the on and off love affair between Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler set in the time of the Civil War. Gone with the Wind was ranked the number 4 epic film on AFI’s Top 10. This film has a total running time of 238 min. This presentation of Gone with the Wind will be preceded with Live Organ at 5:30 P.M.
On Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 6 P.M., the third film being presented will be the 1963 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Lawrence of Arabia. Peter O’Toole stars in David Lean’s stunning film story of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab revolt against the Turks during WWI. Lawrence of Arabia is currently the number 1 epic film on AFI’s Top 10. This film has a total running time of 222 min. This presentation of Lawrence of Arabia will be preceded with Live Organ at 5:30 P.M.
On Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 5 P.M. and 7:30 P.M., the next film presentation will be the number 1 western film on AFI’s Top 10, The Searchers. John Wayne stars as a Civil War veteran searching for his young niece who was captured by Indians. This film has a total running time of 119 minutes.
On Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. & 7:30 P.M., the next film being presented is 1940 Oscar winner for best picture, The Wizard of Oz. Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale who is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. The film also won an Oscar for Best Original Song for the classic “Over The Rainbow.” The Wizard of Oz is currently the number 1 fantasy film on AFI’s Top 10. This film has a total running time of 112 minutes.
On Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. & 7:30 P.M., the next film being presented is the 1944 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart stars as an exiled American who is surprised when an old lover (Ingrid Bergman) comes to him for help in fleeing the country with her husband (Paul Henreid). The film also won Oscars for Best Director, Michael Curtiz, and Best Writing/Screenplay. This film has a total running time of 102 minutes.
The final film being shown in this series on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 3 P.M. & 7 P.M. will be the 1966 Oscar winner for Best Picture, The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews stars as Maria, a young troublesome Nun, who becomes a cheerful governess to the Von Trapp children. The film won Oscars including Best Film; Best Director: Robert Wise; Best Film Editing; Best Sound; and Best Music. This film has a total running time of 174 min.
Founded in 1967, AFI is a nonprofit national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and advancement of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.
AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in entertainment and education through the Digital
Content Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center.
AFI is the largest nonprofit motion picture exhibitor in the US, with two annual film festivals, AFI FEST and SILVERDOCS, and year-round programming in Los Angeles and the DC area. AFI’s well-known awards and television events honor the best works and artists of American cinema.
The entire schedule is as follows:
· Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6 P.M.: Titanic
· Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 6 P.M.: Gone with the Wind
· Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 6 P.M.: Lawrence of Arabia
· Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 5 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.: The Searchers
· Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.: The Wizard of Oz
· Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.: Casablanca
· Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 3 P.M. & 7 P.M.: The Sound of Music
Proctors CEO, Philip Morris stated, “Generations of people since the silent films have seen films at Proctors. It is a special experience in our historic theatre to celebrate filmmaking over the history of films, and these are some of the best.”
Real popcorn, candy, soda, and other movie treats will be available at Proctors concession stand.
Tickets for these Big Screen Classics are $3 for adults and $2 for those 17 and under. Tickets are available only at Proctors Box Office, 432 State Street, Schenectady.
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