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.
The writer of “Silver Screen Reflections” remembers actress Debbie Reynolds, who died on Wed., Dec. 28 at the age of 84.
The actress died one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
According to Variety, she was born Marie Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas in 1932. When she was eight years old, her family moved to Burbank, California. After winning the Miss Burbank contest in 1948, she was spotted by a talent agent from Warner Bros. Pictures. Studio head Jack Warner changed her name to Debbie Reynolds.
On the move to MGM
After her Warner contract lapsed, she signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. One of her earliest well-known roles was in the 1950 musical “Two Weeks with Love,” alongside Ricardo Montalban, Jane Powell and Carleton Carpenter. One of the most memorable songs out of that film was “Aba Daba Honeymoon,” which was sung by Reynolds and Carpenter.
Singin’ In the Rain (1952)
Reynolds would go onto greater fame by being cast as the romantic lead in the 1952 MGM musical “Singin’ in the Rain,” alongside Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor (Kelly co-directed the film with Stanley Donen). One of many memorable dance numbers in the film was the “Good Morning” number. “Singin’ in the Rain” was a smash success and propelled her into stardom.