One of cinema’s all-time greats will be returning to the big screen in Gettysburg to kick off a historic theater’s summer classic film showcase.
Gettysburg’s “Majestic Theater” presents the return of their “Summer Classic Movies” series for 2018 with “Casablanca” (1942) on the big screen
Original 1942 Warner Bros. theatrical trailer for “Casablanca.”
The historic Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will kick off their “Summer Classic Movies” anthology series of classic/cult cinematic favorites for 2018 with their presentation of “Casablanca” (1942) on the big screen. The screening of the Michael Curtiz–Hal B. Wallis classic at the historic cinema will take place on the evening of Wed., June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
The Majestic’s presentation of “Casablanca” (1942) will have an opening introduction by area film historian and executive founding director of the Majestic Theater, Jeffrey W. Gabel. Attendees of the Majestic’s presentation of “Casablanca” (1942) will be eligible to win a raffle prize, according to the official website of the Majestic.
Who was in “Casablanca” (1942)?
Appearing in “Casablanca” (1942) were Humphrey Bogart (as Rick Blaine), Ingrid Bergman (as Ilsa Lund), Paul Henreid (as Victor Lazlo), Claude Rains (as Louis Renault), Peter Lorre (as Ugarte), Dooley Wilson (as Sam), S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall (as Carl), Conrad Veidt (as Strasser), Sydney Greenstreet (as Ferrari), Madeleine Lebeau (as Yvonne), Joy Page (as Annina Brandel), John Qualen (as Berger) and Leonid Kinskey (as Sacha).
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.
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.
Vintage “Tivoli” Ticket booth outside of the Weinberg Center for the Arts (originally taken in November 2015).
Well, everyone- it’s been another successful year for my two classic film and television blog sites, “At the Matinee” and “Silver Screen Reflections.”
Highlights of 2015 (for both sites):
–A retrospective on the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and their classic film series
–Jon Stewart and David Letterman’s fond farewell to late night television
–The creation of the companion site to “At The Matinee,” “Silver Screen Reflections” (originally created as part of the Online Journalism class at Hood College)
–Turner Classic Movies’ “broadcast premiere” of the once-lost Colleen Moore Vitaphone film, “Why Be Good?”
-The “72 Hour Film Festival” in Frederick (highlights and results)
–The return of classic films at the Weinberg Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Tivoli Theater) in Frederick, Maryland
-Two articles that were originally written as part of a group multimedia blog site (for the Online Journalism class at Hood College), with two fellow “friends of the Matinee:”
–The Weinberg Center/Flying Dog Brewery cult film series (“This is Spinal Tap”)
–The upcoming Marx Brothers double feature screening in January (“A Night at the Opera” and “Duck Soup”), including several testimonials from the staff and management of the Weinberg Center for both aforementioned articles
There will be more in store for 2016:
To all fellow “friends of the Matinee,” thanks for reading! There will be more articles (for both sites) coming soon.
Here’s to a prosperous 2016, enjoy the rest of the holiday season and cheers to all! “Let’s Movie!”
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