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article imageClassic Film Series comes to select Canadian movie theatres

By Andrew Moran     Dec 12, 2010 in Entertainment
Toronto - Canadian movie theatre chain Cineplex Odeon is putting on a monthly series that showcases some of the best American motion pictures ever made. Its Classic Film Series will be on the silver screen in cinemas across Canada.
There are some people out there who cannot stand neoteric motion pictures that are produced. With overblown special effects, the constant releases of 3D movies and the same storylines put on the big screen, it’s hard for some to enjoy movies nowadays.
In Toronto, there are two primary theatres that play the classics, both foreign and domestic, and that is the Bloor Cinema and the Cinematheque. When it comes to renting old “talkies,” the largest selection is Bay Street Video, located at Bay and Bloor streets in the heart of the city.
Back in September, Cineplex Odeon, Canada’s largest movie theatre chain, began its Classic Film Series where they show films from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s twice a month on a Wednesday and a Sunday.
It began with “Casablanca,” which stars the epitome of cool, Humphrey Bogart; Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. It was directed by Michael Curtiz in 1943 that surrounds the story of a bar owner who meets, again, the love of his life in Casablanca during World War II.
The showing of “Casablanca” was followed by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror/suspense picture “Psycho” and John Huston’s directorial debut 1941 film noir “The Maltese Falcon.”
As part of its Christmas movie, they showed Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, on Sunday.
Cineplex will next show “A Star is Born,” “Doctor Zhivago,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Spartacus” and “M*A*S*H.”
Tickets are $5 and theatres participating are SilverCity Fairview Mall, Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre, Cineplex Odeon Queensway and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto. For a select theatre near you, click here.
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