A selection of upcoming public events:
Saturday February 15, 7pm
Mystery Liberty Theater returns with live commentary on Three Guys Named Mike. This 1951 romantic comedy stars Van Johnson, Howard Keel, and Barry Sullivan as the afore-mentioned Mikes, wooing the original Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman. Our last presentation was tremendous fun – come on out and enjoy!
Entry is FREE, but donations to benefit the theater are appreciated. As always, concessions ($1 popcorn and most drinks, $1.50 candy) are available in the lobby.
Doors will open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7.
Sunday February 16, 2pm
Our Sunday matinee in February is a selection of early Betty Boop cartoons – Boop-Oop-a-Doop! Again, entry is FREE, but donations to benefit the theater are appreciated. As always, concessions ($1 popcorn and most drinks, $1.50 candy) are available in the lobby. Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 7.
Saturday February 22, 7pm
In honor of Black History Month, we’ll be hosting a showing of 1933’s The Emperor Jones, the first American film to feature an African-American in the leading role – Paul Robeson. Robeson was a musical star by this point, and his performance in the role on stage in a previous revival was his first claim to fame as an actor. Also appearing in the film are Moms Mabley, Billie Holiday, and James P. Johnson.
There will be a pre-film discussion putting the film in context. Note that it includes the use of the n-word, and we’ll talk about the controversy over that upon its release.
Friday March 13, 7pm
Sunday March 15, 2pm
And get the wee ones ready with this showing of Walt Disney’s 1959 flick Darby O’Gill and the Little People, a fun little romp through the Emerald Isle. This film features a pre-Bond Sean Connery singing his heart out.
We will continue having movies the 3rd Friday night and following Sunday afternoon each month, along with many other events yet to be announced. Stay tuned!