CLASSIC MOVIES on Flashback Cinema

FEBRUARY 2 & 5

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944)

Judy Garland shines in this classic MGM musical about an American family anticipating the World’s Fair in turn-of-the-20th century St. Louis. With original songs “The Boy Next Door,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Trolley Song,” all of which became Garland standards. 7-year-old Margaret O’Brien almost steals the show as Garland’s younger sister. (“Wasn’t I lucky to be born in my favorite city?”) 

 

FEBRUARY 9 & 12

TITANIC (1997)

Director James Cameron’s romantic epic that became a box office phenomenon. Leonardo DiCaprio (“I’m the King of the World!”) and Kate Winslet star as young lovers who meet on history’s most famous doomed ocean liner (he’s from steerage, she’s first class). Winner of 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, with special effects that still dazzle on the big screen. (“But this ship can’t sink!”) Rated PG-13

 

FEBRUARY 16 & 19

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004)

“Something wicked this way comes.” Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returns for his third year at Hogwarts, where escaped prisoner Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) is on the loose. Complicating the situation is the presence of terrifying soul-eating creatures called dementors. To investigate, Harry and his friends employ a magical “Marauder’s Map” of the school. (“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”) Rated PG

 

FEBRUARY 23 & 26                                         

THE GODFATHER (1972)

Director Francis Ford Coppola turned Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel about a fictional crime family into an epic. This Best Picture Oscar® winner revived the career of Marlon Brando, who was named Best Actor as Don Vito Corleone. ("I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”) With a star-making performance from young Al Pacino as Michael. (“Never take sides with anyone against the family again.”) Rated R

 

MARCH 1 & 4

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Cary Grant is being pursued by villains and doesn’t know why, in this stylish thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock.  Filmed in wide-screen Vista-Vision, the scene where Grant, alone on a rural highway, is chased by a crop-dusting plane is a classic. Eva Marie Saint co-stars as a mysterious woman who Grant encounters on a train. (“How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?”)  

 

MARCH 8 & 11

GOODFELLAS (1990)

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Martin Scorcese’s classic chronicle of life in the mob, based on the true story of gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). Lorraine Bracco was Oscar®-nominated for her performance as Hill’s formidable wife, and Joe Pesci won Best Supporting Actor for playing the volatile Tommy DeVito (“ I’m funny how? Funny, like, I’m a clown? I amuse you?”). Rated R