Dayton, OH -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/14/2010 -- It’s time for great movies on the big screen, free popcorn and soda! Come join Victoria Theatre Association for the second film of the 2010 Michelob Ultra Cool Film Series: Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful Psycho, July 9-11, at the historic Victoria Theatre.
Psycho (1960) tops the American Film Institute’s list of 100 most thrilling American films. Psycho was a progressive movie for its time and broke many of Hollywood’s movie rules - like killing off the beautiful heroine early in the movie. Starring a young Anthony Perkins, as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, Psycho’s notorious shower scene still has audiences thinking twice about hotel showers.
Often called an iconic horror film, Psycho celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2010. Psycho was Alfred Hitchcock’s last black and white movie and was nominated for four Oscars. With its memorable and spooky score plus amazing cinematography, Psycho was voted the seventh scariest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays in the Victoria Theatre. Recreating the feel of the old-time Victory movie palace, guests may enjoy free popcorn and soda in the lobby beginning one hour prior to show time, the Mighty Wurlitzer organ concert beginning 30 minutes prior to show time, and a classic cartoon just before the movie. Tickets are just $5 each, or $26 for a 10-ticket passbook.
Individual tickets are available day-of-show at the Victoria Theatre box office, beginning one hour prior to show time. Passbooks are a great way to experience all eleven films or bring friends and family to one film and save almost half the amount you would spend on individual tickets! Passbooks are on sale now through Ticket Center Stage.
Tickets may be purchased at the Schuster Center box office in downtown Dayton, by phone at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630, or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com – click on Victoria Theatre Association, then Michelob Ultra Cool Films.
For the full scoop on this summer’s series, including video clips and much more, go to www.victoriatheatre.com and click on “Michelob Ultra Cool Films.” Be sure to also visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for exclusive Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series updates and offers.
2009-2010 Michelob Ultra Cool Film Series line-up
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969) – July 16-18
Color 110 mins
Directed by George Roy Hill
Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
Butch Cassidy (Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Redford) rob trains and outrun the law, but how long will their luck hold-out? Winner of four Academy Awards® and one of the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest movies. A new 35mm print!
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - July 23-25
Color 108 mins
Directed by Richard Brooks
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson
Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor star as the married Brick and Maggie, a less than perfect couple vying with Brick’s perfect brother for their dying father’s fortune. Adultery, alcoholism, infertility and sexual identity, taboo subjects in the 1950s, are explored in this Oscar-nominated® adaptation of Tennessee William’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
My Fair Lady (1964) - July 30 – Aug. 1
Color 170 mins
Directed by George Cukor
Starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper
Rex Harrison reprises his stage role as Henry Higgins, the linguistic expert who wagers he can turn cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) into a proper lady. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and five other Oscars®.
Animal House (1978) - Aug. 6-8
Color 109 mins
Directed by John Landis
Starring Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst
It’s true. National Lampoon’s Animal House’s depiction of college life has been deemed “culturally significant” by the Library of Congress and is preserved in the National Film Registry. Consider it part of your Gen Eds. Toga! Toga! Toga!
Indiana Jones Weekend-Aug. 13, 14, and 15
It wouldn’t be summer without a blockbuster or two. How about three? This summer, the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series pays tribute to Indiana Jones, with three classics from the adventure collection: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Aug. 13; Temple of Doom (1984), Aug. 14; and The Last Crusade (1989), Aug. 15. Join Indy as he escapes Nazis, ritual sacrifice, and, of course, snakes.
Casablanca (1942) - Aug. 20-22
Black & White 102 mins
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Ilsa may never actually say “play it again, Sam,” but Casablanca is still one of America’s most beloved and romantic films. The timeless story of Rick and Ilsa and the war that kept them apart (and brought them together) stars Humphrey Bogart in his first romantic lead and Ingrid Bergman in her most famous role. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, Casablanca won Best Director and Best Picture in 1943.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - Aug. 27-29
Directed by Norman Jewison
Starring Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon
In this musical based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, Tevye the milkman tries to balance tradition, religion and marrying off his daughters in pre-revolutionary Russia. Fiddler on the Roof was nominated for 1971’s Academy Award® for Best Picture.