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Christmas Sing A Long! Lawrence of Arabia!
 
Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Happy Holidays Music Boxers,

We hope you are having a great holiday season (Don’t let the rain get you down!). This week, we’re excited to continue The 29th Annual Music Box Christmas Show. We have screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life and White Christmas, complete with a sing-a-long with Santa, right up through Christmas Eve. Some shows are already sold out, so don’t delay your Christmas cheer, purchase advance tickets now.

Then, beginning on Christmas day, one of the greatest films of all time comes to the Music Box: Lawrence Of Arabia! Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Lawrence of Arabia is a timeless masterpiece (Can you believe this year is it’s 50th Anniversary?), featuring a star-making turn from Peter O’Toole. You haven’t really seen it until you see it on the big screen!

On Thursday, Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer stars as legendary actor John Barrymore in Barrymore, a one night only event. Plummer delivers the performance of a lifetime as a faded box office star reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. Purchase advance tickets now.

We also have more screenings of Starlet and Central Park Five, so if Christmas shopping has been keeping you busy, you have a few more opportunities to catch these great films.

See you at the movies

Thursday, December 20th – Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

 
 

Lawrence of Arabia

A film by David Lean starring Peter O'Toole, Alex Guinness, Omar Sharif, and Anthony Quinn

 

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1962, Lawrence of Arabia is a timeless motion picture masterpiece.

In honor of its five decades as one of the best films ever made, we are screening the film as part of the 2014 70mm Film Festival. This is a rare opportunity to see Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen with the detail and range of color and brightness that is only possible in 70mm.

Directed by David Lean (The Bridge on the River Kwai) and starring Peter O’Toole in a career making performance, this is the #7 film on the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

 


Tue, Dec 25 4:00pm
Wed, Dec 26 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Thu, Dec 27 1:00pm
Fri, Dec 28 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Sat, Dec 29 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Sun, Dec 30 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Mon, Dec 31 12:30pm · 5:00pm
Tue, Jan 1 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Wed, Jan 2 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Thu, Jan 3 1:00pm · 6:00pm
Fri, Jul 11 7:00pm
Sun, Jul 13 3:30pm
Mon, Jul 14 7:00pm
 
 
 

Barrymore

A film by Erik Canuel starring Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis

 

Christopher Plummer delivers the performance of a lifetime as legendary actor John Barrymore.

Barrymore, set in 1942, follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood’s most well known multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, the film finds Barrymore reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer’s audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life.

 


Thu, Dec 27 6:30pm
 
 
 

Starlet

A film by Sean Baker starring Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve

 

Nothing is ever as it seems…

Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson), after their worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her Chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden.

After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.

Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the Spirit Award-nominated Prince of Broadway and Take Out, capturing the rhythms of everyday life with a rare authenticity. Featuring exceptional debut performances by Dree Hemingway (great granddaughter of Ernest) and 85-year-old Besedka Johnson, who received a Special Jury Recognition at SXSW, Starlet is at once provocative, haunting, and surprisingly sweet.

 


Thu, Dec 20 8:30pm
Fri, Dec 21 8:30pm
Sat, Dec 22 1:20pm · 8:30pm
Sun, Dec 23 1:20pm · 8:30pm
Mon, Dec 24 1:20pm
Wed, Dec 26 1:20pm · 8:30pm
Thu, Dec 27 1:20pm · 8:30pm
 
 
 

The Central Park Five

A film by Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns

 

A new documentary from award winning filmmaker Ken Burns.


“The film tells a shocking story in eloquent, even-handed and affecting terms.”
–David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the “crime of the century” and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence.

Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice.

 


Thu, Dec 20 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Fri, Dec 21 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Sat, Dec 22 10:30am · 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Sun, Dec 23 10:30am · 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Mon, Dec 24 3:30pm
Tue, Dec 25 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Wed, Dec 26 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Thu, Dec 27 3:30pm · 6:00pm
Sat, Dec 29 10:30am
Sun, Dec 30 10:30am
 

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