Classic and cult cinema fans in the area will be excited about the return of a vintage film showcase in Gettysburg.
Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater: 2017 Summer Classic Film Series
The Majestic Theater marquee in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Gettysburg College’s historic Majestic Theater will be bringing back their “Summer Classic Movies” series. The Majestic will be showcasing classic and cult feature films Wed. evenings at 7:30 p.m., beginning on June 7 and will end on Aug. 24.
Each film that will be showcased in the series will have a special on-stage introduction by Jeffrey Gabel, area cinema aficionado and founding executive director of the theater. The Majestic will also have a special raffle prize giveaway during each show.
There’s something for everyone in the theater’s “Summer Classic Movies” showcase, ranging from classic flicks to cult favorites and modern features.
Sidebar: Originally written at the end of August (published for the first time on “Silver Screen Reflections”).
Near the end of August, audiences near and far flocked to Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater to see the grand finale in the summer classic cinema showcase.
“The Band Wagon” (1953)
The “grand finale” of the theater’s summer classic cinema showcase series was the 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical “The Band Wagon.” The film was shown on the evening of Aug. 23 inside the larger-than-life Majestic cinema and stage house. The Majestic is operated by Gettysburg College, the theater is under the banner of the Jennifer and David LeVan performing arts center.
Appearing in “The Band Wagon” were Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli and was produced by Arthur Freed.
Pre-Show introduction and Raffle Prize Giveaway
Before the presentation of “The Band Wagon” at the Majestic, there was a special pre-show introduction that was presented by Jeffrey W. Gabel, area movie buff and founding executive director of the historic theater. With his enthusiastic and entertaining opening before “The Band Wagon,” Gabel shared some interesting and fascinating facts about the film.
Fans of classic and cult cinema in the area will be excited about another vintage film series that will return to the Gettysburg area.
Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater re-introduces their summer classic/cult film series
The historic Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will be bringing back a series of vintage and cult motion pictures for the summer. The theater’s “2016 Summer Classic Movies” series will be presented every Wednesday evening* at 7:30 p.m., beginning on June 1 and will end on Aug. 24. The ticket price for each movie is $6 per person.
Each film presentation will have a special introduction by Jeffrey Gabel, area movie buff and founding executive director of The Majestic. In addition to the screening of films, a special raffle prize giveaway will also occur.
A recent change has been made to an upcoming major classic film screening at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Feb. 13 revival screening of the 1942 classic, “Casablanca,” with special guest Robert Osborne (of Turner Classic Movies) has been cancelled. According to a recent press release from the theater, Osborne informed the management of the Majestic that he is in the hospital and is undergoing treatment for pneumonia.
Osborne, a noted film critic and longtime TCM host (since the network’s launch in 1994), was originally slated to make a special guest appearance on stage at the Majestic, before the cinema’s screening of “Casablanca” (alongside Jeffrey W. Gabel, founding executive director of the theater). The cinema is honoring ticket refunds.
The writer of “Silver Screen Reflections” and “At the Matinee” wishes Robert Osborne a speedy recovery and is hopeful that he will reschedule his appearance at the Majestic in the near future.