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.
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.