Classic Movies Light Up The Screen
Classic Movies Light Up The Screen All Summer Long At The Pensacola Saenger Theatre
By: Kelly Woodard
Every movie buff knows that the classics are timeless. Now you can see all your favorites as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen, as the Pensacola Saenger Theatre presents their 3rd Annual Classic Movie Series every Saturday throughout the summer.
Every Saturday night, beginning July 12th, the Saenger will feature a classic movie on one of the largest movie screens along the Gulf Coast.
Tom Roush, Film Commissioner for the Pensacola Area said, "The Saenger is providing a wonderful opportunity for people to see the classics on a big screen in a venue originally built to show movies. In the United States, movies are part of our common cultural inheritance. Classic movies have had at least as great an impact on our culture as classic novels. In fact, being ‘well seen’ is as important as being ‘well read’ in my view, plus it's a whole lot of fun.”
Kicking off the series on Saturday, July 12th, is Yankee Doodle Dandy, one of Hollywood's greatest, grandest and slickest musicals. The nostalgic, shamelessly-patriotic, entertaining film from 1942 also supported the war effort as it paid tribute in its mostly fictional story of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan and the grand American gentleman of the theatre in the early 20th century.
Featuring such beloved songs as "Over There," "You're A Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway," and"My Country Tis of Thee", Yankee Doodle Dandy is sure to keep you in that July state of mind.
Future classic movies in the series will include:
Psycho - Saturday, July 19, 2014
King Kong- Saturday, August 2, 2014
Rebel Without A Cause- Saturday, August 9, 2014
American Graffiti - Saturday, August 16, 2014
Dr. No- Saturday - , August 23, 2014
How the West Was Won - Saturday, August 30, 2014
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Saturday, September 6, 2014
Vertigo - Saturday, September 20, 2014
Blazing Saddles - Saturday, September 27, 2014
All shows begin at 7 PM, and tickets are $5. Purchase a special Movie 10-pack, $40 for ten movies. Movie 10-packs can be used in combination for any movie or any number of guests for one movie.
Tickets are available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, located at 118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502, in advance, or in the lobby one hour prior to show time.
For more information, call 850-595-3880.