We all have them — those books or films we can’t help but feel we should have read or seen by now.
Fathom Events, an entertainment company that produces exclusive one-night events in local movie theaters, is giving us the chance Aug. 22 to see one of the classics back in its big screen glory. “Singin’ In The Rain” — the movie the American Film Institute has ranked the greatest movie musical of all time — will play at theaters in Mesa.
The 1952 film, which stars Gene Kelly dancing with seemingly effortless elegance, also ranked No. 10 on AFI’s list of the best films of all time. Reviewers have said it’s the perfect film to pull you out of the “blahs,” uplift your spirit and remind you life’s worth celebrating, even through its storms.
The screening begins with Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, in an on-screen interview with the movie’s leading lady, Debbie Reynolds. The pair will take audiences behind the scenes of the film.
And if musicals aren’t your thing, there are three other dates to circle on your calendar: “To Kill A Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall, will play Nov. 15 at the Cinemark 16 at Mesa Riverview. That movie house will also host Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” on Sept. 19 and, just in time for Halloween, the double feature “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” starring Boris Karloff, on Oct. 24.
We’re marking them on our calendars for an occasional nostalgic movie night with friends or family this fall.
DETAILS >> 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Cinemark 16, 1051 N. Dobson Road, Mesa. $10.50-$12.50 per ticket. (480) 733-2843. Also at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at AMC Mesa Grande 24, 1645 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa. $12.50 per ticket. (480) 503-1680. Details at FathomEvents.com.
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