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A Star Is Born 1937

1937 • Janet Gaynor, Fredric March- A classic Hollywood story of power and love and the fickleness of Hollywood fame. In all four versions of this film, a beloved star of her period was chosen to play the rising singer. Each version is a fascinating look into the film making style of their era, with unforgettable music and powerful performances. This film started it all!
Sat, Jul 9 2:30 PM
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A Star Is Born 1954

1954 • Judy Garland, James Mason A classic Hollywood story of power and love and the fickleness of Hollywood fame. In all four versions of this film, a beloved star of her period was chosen to play the rising singer. Each version is a fascinating look into the film making style of their era, with unforgettable music and powerful performances. Judy Garland is electrifying.
Sat, Jul 9 7:00 PM
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A Star Is Born 1976

1976 • Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson A classic Hollywood story of power and love and the fickleness of Hollywood fame. In all four versions of this film, a beloved star of her period was chosen to play the rising singer. Each version is a fascinating look into the film making style of their era, with unforgettable music and powerful performances. Enjoy this 1970s take that lights up the screen!
Sun, Jul 10 2:30 PM
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A Star Is Born 2018

2018 • Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga A classic Hollywood story of power and love and the fickleness of Hollywood fame. In all four versions of this film, a beloved star of her period was chosen to play the rising singer. Each version is a fascinating look into the film making style of their era, with unforgettable music and powerful performances. With excellent chemistry, this version is a showstopper!
Sun, Jul 10 7:00 PM
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1971 • Gene Wilder- The original! This musical fantasy adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book has been a family favorite for fifty years. Gene Wilder’s portrayal of the colorful candyman is brilliant. The film’s Oscar- nominated score includes memorable songs such as “Pure Imagination” and “The Oompa Loompa Song” which you’ll be singing for days after you watch the film!
Sat, Jul 16 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Jul 17 2:30 PM
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Singin' in the Rain

1952 • Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds Quite possibly the best musical ever made, Singin’ in the Rain is beautiful, full of great tunes and loads of fun. It pokes fun at the early days of movies, with nuggets of Hollywood lore finding their way into the story. Spectacular Technicolor cinematography is boosted by colorful costumes and production design. A must for every movie fan.
Sat, Jul 23 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Fanchon & Marco Presention with Footlight Parade

FANCHON & MARCO: THEATRICAL PIONEERS Hosted by Steve Simon with FOOTLIGHT PARADE 1933 • James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell A wonderful afternoon immersed in the lives of the theatrical producing duo Fanchon and Marco. Host Steve Simon (Fanchon’s grandson) shares clips, photos and stories about Fanchon and Marco’s large-scale theatrical tours and dance productions of the 20s and 30s, highlighting many of their most lavish productions. The presentation concludes with the full-length feature film Footlight Parade, a depression-era masterpiece that is one of the greatest 1930s musical extravaganzas. Directed and choreographed by the creative genius Busby Berkeley, the film spotlights the exemplary work of Fanchon and Marco.
Sun, Jul 24 2:30 PM
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Chinatown

1974 • Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston Following in the footsteps of the great film noir stylings of the 1930s and 1940s, this 1974 masterpiece directed by Roman Polanski beautifully captures the unsettling tone of classic noir, with complex performances, powerful photography, and a story about politics and graft in turn- of-the-century Los Angeles water wars. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway are brilliant. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards.
Sat, Jul 30 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Mark Herman in Concert "The Great Composers"

Mark Herman is one of the nation's busiest theatre organists, performing dozens of concerts and silent film presentations each year across the US and abroad. Mark will be performing his favorite music from the most influential songwriters and composers of all time: Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harry Warren, and more. A delightful afternoon you won’t want to miss!
Sun, Jul 31 2:30 PM
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The Dawn of Hollywood Musicals, Part 1

Featuring Janet Klein, Frederick Hodges, and historian Steven C. Smith- Oh, gee. Oh, joy! Join chanteuse Janet Klein, piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges, and award- winning author Steven C. Smith for a very special event. Janet and Frederick will perform early, rare movie songs by the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart and other greats; Steven will share the fascinating story of Hollywood’s turbulent transition to the talkies. Don’t miss this wonderful two-day event, including a great film featuring the wonderful music we celebrate this weekend.
Sat, Aug 6 2:30 PM
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Flying Down to Rio

1933 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers Flying Down to Rio was the film that made Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers a superstar duo. The two relative unknowns heated up the screen in a dance number called "The Carioca”. It generated such a positive response from critics and fans that they were eventually reunited in nine films. This one is an all-time favorite at Old Town Music Hall.
Sat, Aug 6 7:00 PM
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The Dawn of Hollywood Musicals, Part 2

Featuring Janet Klein, Frederick Hodges, and historian Steven C. Smith The celebration continues... Join chanteuse Janet Klein, piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges, and award-winning author Steven C. Smith for even more early, rare movie songs by the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart and other greats – a whole new show with all different songs from Saturday’s show. The joy continues!
Sun, Aug 7 2:30 PM
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Murder, My Sweet

1944 • Dick Powell, Claire Trevor Dick Powell steps into the shoes of Raymond Chandler's immortal Philip Marlowe character, and Oscar winning actress Claire Trevor takes a turn as the ultimate femme fatale in this tale where the coincidences keep piling up, and the suspense is riveting and unrelenting. This is one of the great detective stories, with memorable quotes, and unexpected twists.
Sat, Aug 13 2:30 PM
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Mildred Pierce

1945 • Joan Crawford A single mother who uses her business acumen to become a successful entrepreneur, Mildred Pierce is an unusual film noir because of the strong female lead. Joan Crawford, after a twenty- year career had to endure a screen test to earn this role of a lifetime. Director Michael Curtiz uses flashbacks to show how a spoiled and manipulative daughter, and the men in her life, trap Mildred Pierce into a world she may never escape. Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for portrayal of this complicated, and sympathetic woman.
Sat, Aug 13 7:00 PM
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

1946 • Lana Turner, John Garfield John Garfield is a drifter who finds himself in a sultry love affair with a married woman who has designs on killing her husband. In this sultry film, he alternates between con man and fall guy under the spell of the ultimate femme fatale-Lana Turner. This is a thrill ride of double crosses, and unexpected twists.
Sun, Aug 14 2:30 PM
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The Big Sleep

1946 • Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall “Bogie and Bacall” ignite the screen in this classic film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's steamy detective novel. When private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles' wealthiest men, his probe leads deep into a web of lies, drugs, pornography and murder. Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner collaborated on the screenplay, based on the novel by William Chandler. One of the greats!
Sun, Aug 14 7:00 PM
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Laurel and Hardy on the Streets of Los Angeles

Hosted by author/historian Randy Skretvedt Neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles are featured in many of Laurel and Hardy’s short films. Host Randy Skretvedt shares three of their funniest films and shares behind-the-scenes trivia including details about their LA filming locations – many of which still exist today! What a fun way to examine the history of LA, while enjoying non-stop laughter with two of the greatest comic geniuses ever filmed.
Sat, Aug 20 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band

Traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz with lots of great tunes and songs composed between 1897 and the 1920's - the "Jazz Age". Early American jazz, humorous narrative, and audience participation make the for an afternoon of exciting, upbeat, toe-tapping fun for the whole family.
Sun, Aug 21 2:30 PM
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Sherlock Jr.

1924 – silent • Buster Keaton • With Live Accompaniment by Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer • Sherlock, Jr. is one of Buster Keaton’s funniest feature films, with breathtaking stunts and some astonishing in-camera special effects, plus an unforgettable movie-within-a-movie sequence. This is one of our favorites at Old Town Music Hall! If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?
Sat, Aug 27 7:00 PM
Sun, Aug 28 2:30 PM
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Grease

1978 • John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Musicals aren’t just from the 30s and 40s.! This 1970s musical romantic comedy was a huge critical and commercial success. It surpassed The Sound of Music as the most successful musical of all time, featuring a best-selling soundtrack that includes song favorites like “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightning,” “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One that I Want.” Come celebrate the final days of summer with us and see this classic on the big screen!
Sat, Sep 3 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Sep 4 2:30 PM
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