Jimmy Through the Years: A Music Box Matinee Series

Sat, Aug 19th, 2017 to Sun, Nov 19th, 2017

Come join the Music Box Theatre as we celebrate the great Jimmy Stewart's long and storied career, featuring classics such as MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, REAR WINDOW, and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. All films screening on 35mm except VERTIGO which is being presented in 70mm!

Movies & Showtimes for
Jimmy Through the Years: A Music Box Matinee Series

Sat, Aug 19th
Harvey

11:30AM
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Sun, Aug 20th
Harvey

11:30AM
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Sat, Aug 26th
The Mortal Storm

11:30AM
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Sun, Aug 27th
The Mortal Storm

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 2nd
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

11:30AM
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Sun, Sep 3rd
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 16th
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 23rd
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

11:30AM
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Sun, Sep 24th
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

11:30AM
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Sat, Sep 30th
The Philadelphia Story

11:30AM
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Sun, Oct 1st
The Philadelphia Story

11:30AM
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Sat, Oct 14th
Rear Window

11:30AM
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Sun, Oct 15th
Rear Window

11:30AM
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

A FILM BY: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
WRITTEN BY: Flint Dille (screenplay), Charles Swenson (story)
STARRING: James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving

The animated sequel to AN AMERICAN TAIL finds the titular mouse and his family traveling to the Wild West to escape the threat of cats. With the help of some old friends and new (including Jimmy Stewart as Wylie Burp in his last ever film role), the Mousekewitz’s hope to find peace and prosperity. Featuring the voice talents of John Cleese, Dom DeLuise, and Amy Irving. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1991
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 75 mins
Format: 35mm

The Far Country

A FILM BY: Anthony Mann
WRITTEN BY: Borden Chase
STARRING: James Stewart, Ruth Roman , Corinne Calvet

Shot on location in the unforgiving wilderness of Northwest Canada, the sixth collaboration between James Stewart and western auteur Anthony Mann stars Stewart as a cattle driver and obsessive loner with vengeance in his heart and murder in his past. Hoping to cash in on the Klondike gold rush, Stewart drives a herd of cattle through Dawson with comic relief Walter Brennan, and runs into trouble when a corrupt judge seizes their stock.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1954
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 97 mins
Format: 35mm

Harvey

A FILM BY: Henry Koster
WRITTEN BY: Mary Chase
STARRING: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn

Voted AFI’s #7 Fantasy Film of all time. Elwood P. Dodd (Jimmy Stewart) is a jovial yet eccentric man whose best friend just so happens to be a 6’ 3½” tall imaginary rabbit named Harvey. Whimsy, folly, and unexpected love follow as Elwood proves wiser than his family ever thought. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1950
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 105 mins
Format: 35mm

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

A FILM BY: John Ford
WRITTEN BY: James Warner Bellah (screenplay), Willis Goldbeck (screenplay)
STARRING: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles

Senator Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) returns to the town of Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) and recounts the decades-old shooting of outlaw Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) to two local reporters. John Ford’s only feature in the ’60s shot in black and white, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a film of shadows and light, and more or less the last word on the classic American Western without being a caricature of it. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1962
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 123 mins
Format: 35mm

The Mortal Storm

A FILM BY: Frank Borzage
WRITTEN BY: Claudine West (screenplay), Hans Rameau (screenplay)
STARRING: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young

James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan attempt to flee Germany as the Nazi takeover begins to tear their lives apart. A stunning melodrama from Frank Borzage and one of the most devastating war pictures ever made, THE MORTAL STORM is one of only a handful of unambiguously anti-Nazi movies made before the United States entry into WWII. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1940
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: 35mm

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

A FILM BY: Frank Capra
WRITTEN BY: Sidney Buchman (screenplay), Lewis R. Foster (story)
STARRING: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1939
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 129 mins
Format: 35mm

The Philadelphia Story

A FILM BY: George Cukor
WRITTEN BY: Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay), Philip Barry (based on the play by)
STARRING: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

**Academy Award Winner - Best Actor: James Stewart**

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1940
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm

Rear Window

A FILM BY: Alfred Hitchcock
WRITTEN BY: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on the short story by)
STARRING: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

A beautiful exploration of mise-en-scène, REAR WINDOW stars Jimmy Stewart as wheelchair bound photographer L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies. He starts using his telephoto lens to spy on his neighbors until one night he believes he witnesses a murder and is determined to solve the mystery with the help of his friends and trusty camera. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1954
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm

Vertigo

A FILM BY: Alfred Hitchcock
WRITTEN BY: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor
STARRING: Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

**Presented in 70mm!**

After an incident in the field, detective John “Scottie” Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) suffers from acrophobia and vertigo, forcing him to retire. He’s hired as a private investigator to follow a man’s wife, Madeline (Kim Novak), who’s been acting peculiarly. Stylistic flair and sultry mystery abound in this Hitchcock thriller, voted the greatest movie of all time in Sight and Sound’s 2012 poll. Screening in a 70mm print from the highly publicised 1996 Robert Harris restoration.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1958
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 128 mins
Format: 70mm

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