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Tuesday Nights at the Movies

On Tuesday nights, Woodmere’s main gallery is transformed into an intimate setting for screenings of rare and underseen films as well as classics. Tuesday Nights at the Movies is presented with the Chestnut Hill Film Group and sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local.
$5 suggested donation

7:30-9:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)


 
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967 / 109 minutes)

February 22

"They call me Mister Tibbs!" Norman Jewison directs Sidney Poitier as a Black homicide inspector from Philadelphia pulled into a murder investigation in racist small-town Sparta, Mississippi. Rod Steiger co-stars as the Sheriff, who is Poitier's reluctant partner.
 
In 2002, the United States Library of Congress selected IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT for preservation in the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

 

LOVE ME TONIGHT (1932 / 104 minutes)

March 1

Under-sung director Rouben Mamoulian's innovative, genre-defining musical is a spicy pre-code romp with a tuneful Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart score, including the title song and "Isn't It Romantic?" Maurice Chevalier stars as a tailor who poses as a nobleman and Jeanette MacDonald as a princess with whom he falls in love. Myrna Loy also appears, as does C. Aubrey Smith.
 
In 1990, the United States Library of Congress selected LOVE ME TONIGHT for preservation in the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
 
 
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (1942 / 107 minutes)

March 8

Humphrey Bogart stars in this Warner Bros. thriller as a Runyonesque Broadway gambler who turns patriotic when he stumbles onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs. Co-stars Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre.
 
 
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952 / 103 minutes)

March 15

A totally charming and effervescent romantic musical comedy about the collision of the silent movie world with incoming talkies. Gene Kelly and Jean Hagen play a duo of movie stars who light up the silver screen—that is until sound movies arrive, and she has to speak. Debbie Reynolds is brought in to dub Hagen, and sparks fly between her and Kelly. Donald O'Connor is the third wheel.
 
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN for preservation in the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
 
 
SILVER FLEET (1943 / 88 minutes)

March 22

World War Two-era British thriller about collaboration and sabotage in a Netherlands submarine-building shipyard. Stars Ralph Richardson and Googie Withers. Produced by Powell & Pressburger under the banner of "The Archers."

 

THAT UNCERTAIN FEELING (1941 / 84 minutes)

March 29

Ernst Lubitsch brings his famous magic touch to this delightful comedy romance starring Merle Oberon as a woman with an incurable case of hiccups. She reluctantly visits psychologist Alan Mowbray, and hijinks ensue, including a run-in with a famous pianist played by Burgess Meredith and a plan to renew lost love.

 

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947 / 111 minutes)

April 5

Cult oddball hardboiled film noir, cynical, tawdry, seedy, and sordid. Tyrone Powers plays against type as an unsavory carnival barker who turns con man and pretends to be a spiritualist.

 

THE WILD ONE (1953 / 79 minutes)

April 12

Iconic, typically bold, and influential early Marlon Brando performance. He stars as biker Johnny Strabler, the leader of the pack. Bad but not evil, his motorcycle gang faces off against Lee Marvin's gang. Robert Keith is the Police Chief.

 

MAN ON A TIGHTROPE (1953 / 105 minutes)

April 19

An Elia Kazan Cold War parable with Fredric March as the leader of a Czechoslovakian circus troupe. Gloria Grahame is his possibly unfaithful wife, and Terry Moore is his willful daughter. When the country falls under Communist rule, he is no longer free to operate it as he sees fit, and he plots to escape.

 

PETER IBBETSON (1935 / 85 minutes)

April 26

Passion never dies for childhood sweethearts as they grow into lovers Gary Cooper and Ann Harding and follow their hearts into each others' dreams and the afterlife. A haunting, strange, and uncanny romantic drama directed by the great Henry Hathaway.

 

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997 / 138 minutes)

May 3

Slick and effective neo-noir produced in the classic Hollywood mode and adapted from James Ellroy's literary 1990 crime novel. Smart cop Guy Pearce and brute cop Russell Crowe (both in star-making performances) team up to defeat decadent corruption that reaches into the heights of power. Kim Basinger plays a Veronica Lake look-alike sex worker.
 
In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected L.A. CONFIDENTIAL for preservation in the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

 

THE COMMITMENTS (1991 / 118 minutes)  

May 10

Alan Parker’s funny, heartfelt and understated chronicle of a working-class Dublin soul band based on the novel by Roddy Doyle.
 
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