The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre Upcoming Lineup Announced
The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre, sponsored by Peconic Landing continues with classic films this winter and spring. All films start at 8 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door and include a small box of popcorn. For the $28 prix-fixe "Dinner and a Movie" package, call Page at 63 Main (631-725-1810), IL Capuccino (631-725-2747) or Sen (631-725-1774). Beginning February 15, the dinner package will be available at Dockside (631-725-7100). Cost does not include sales tax, beverage or gratuities.
Here is the lineup (source of descriptions from IMDB):
Frank Capra WEEKEND
Friday, January 18 - State of the Union (1948)
124 min - Comedy | Drama - 30 April 1948 (USA)
Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson. Directed by Frank Capra.
Saturday, January 19 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
129 min - Drama - 19 October 1939 (USA)
Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destRoy Smith through a scandal. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains. Directed by Frank Capra
Fred MacMurray WEEKEND
Friday, January 25 - The Absent-minded Professor (1961)
92 min - Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi - 16 March 1961 (USA)
A bumbling professor accidently invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself. Starring Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson and Keenan Wynn.
Saturday, January 26 - Double Indemnity (1944)
107 min - Crime | Drama | Film-Noir - 24 April 1944 (USA)
In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train-track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man. Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Fritz Lang WEEKEND
Friday, February 1 - M (1931)
117 min - Crime | Drama | Thriller - 31 August 1931 (Sweden)
Someone is murdering children in Berlin. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible. Starring Peter Lorre. Directed by Fritz Lang
Saturday, February 2 - Metropolis (1927)
153 min - Drama | Sci-Fi - 13 March 1927 (USA)
Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. One of those is Freder Fredersen. One day, he spots a beautiful woman with a group of children, she and the children who quickly disappear. Trying to follow her, he, oblivious to such, is horrified to find an underground world of workers, apparently who run the machinery which keeps the above ground Utopian world functioning. One of the few people above ground who knows about the world below is Freder's father, who is the founder and master of Metropolis. Freder learns that the woman is Maria, who espouses the need to join the "hands" - the workers - to the "head" - those in power above - by a mediator or the "heart". Freder wants to help the plight of the workers in the want for a better life. Directed by Fritz Lang
W.C. Fields and Mae West WEEKEND
Friday, February 8 - My Little Chickadee (1940)
83 min - Comedy | Western - 15 March 1940 (USA)
Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "respectability." Arrived in Greasewood City with his unkissed bride, Twillie is named sheriff by town boss Jeff Badger...with an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, both stars inimitably display their specialties, as Twillie tends bar and plays cards, and Flower Belle tames the town's rowdy schoolboys.. Starring Mae West and W. C. Fields.
Joan Crawford WEEKEND
Friday, February 15 - Johnny Guitar (1954)
110 min - Western - 27 May 1954 (USA)
Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an Old Acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems. Starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes MacCambridge and Ernest Borgnine.
Saturday, February 16 - Possessed (1947)
108 min - Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller - 26 July 1947 (USA)
A dazed woman walks the streets of Los Angeles looking for a man named David. After collapsing in a diner, she's taken to the psychiatric ward of a nearby hospital. Flashbacks reveal her obsession for David as a result of borderline personality disorder which ultimately leads to murder. Starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin and Raymond Massey.
Charles Laughton WEEKEND
Friday, February 22 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
117 min - Drama - 29 December 1939 (USA)
King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool's Day and sends Quasimoto to catch her. Quasimoto, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimoto to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars, Gringoire the Husband of Esmeralda, and Quasimoto, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows. Starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.
Saturday, February 23 - Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
132 min - Adventure | Drama | History - 1936 (Turkey)
Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti. Bligh proves to be a brutal tyrant and, after six pleasant months on Tahiti, Christian leads the crew to mutiny on the homeward voyage. Even though Byam takes no part in the mutiny, he must defend himself against charges that he supported Christian. Starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers WEEKEND
Friday, March 1 - Top Hat (1935)
101 min - Comedy | Musical | Romance - 6 September 1935 (USA)
Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace. Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Edward Everett Horton.
Woody Allen WEEKEND
Friday, March 8 - Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
84 min - Comedy | Drama - 27 January 1984 (USA)
Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. So when Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him. This problem is Lou's mistress Tina. Lou wants Tina to be at his concerts, otherwise he can't perform, but he's married, so Danny has to take her along as if she was his girlfriend. Danny however gets more than he has bargained for when two mobsters come looking for the guy who has hurt their brother by stealing the heart of Tina, the girl he loves. Starring Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.
Saturday, March 9 - Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
88 min - Comedy - 31 January 1973 (West Germany)
Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to "What Happens During Ejaculation?" in which we watch 'control central' during a successful seduction. Starring Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds and John Carradine.
Mel Brooks WEEKEND
Friday, March 15 - The Producers (1968)
88 min - Comedy - 10 November 1968 (USA)
Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? "Springtime for Hitler." Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Christopher Hewett, Lee Meredith and Estelle Winwood. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Saturday, March 16 - Young Frankenstein (1974)
106 min - Comedy | Sci-Fi - 15 December 1974 (USA)
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher - Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind... Starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Friday, March 22 - Stage Fright (1950)
110 min - Crime | Drama | Thriller - 15 April 1950 (USA)
Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover's husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her that his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood is the real murderer. Eve decides to investigate for herself, but when she meets the detective in charge of the case, she starts to fall in love. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, and Richard Todd. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Saturday, March 23 - To Catch a Thief (1955)
106 min - Crime | Mystery | Romance - September 1955 (USA)
American expatriate John Robie living in high style on the Riviera is a retired cat burglar. He must find out who a copycat is to keep a new wave of jewel thefts from being pinned on him. High on list of prime victims is Jessie Stevens, in Europe to help daughter Frances find a suitable husband. Lloyds of London insurance agent is using a thief to catch a thief. Take an especially close look at scene where Robie gets Jessie's attention, dropping an expensive casino chip down décolletage of French roulette player. Starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Friday, April 5
JOSEPH MANKIEWICZ WEEKEND
Friday, April 12 - All About Eve (1950)
138 min - Drama - 15 January 1951 (Sweden)
Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson. This classic story of ambition and betrayal has become part of American folklore. Bette Davis claims to have based her character on the persona of film actress Tallulah Bankhead. Davis' line "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" is legendary, but, in fact, all of the film's dialog sparkles with equal brilliance. Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Saturday, April 13 - Cleopatra (1963)
192 min - Biography | Drama | History - 31 July 1963 (UK)
In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt. Ptolemy, now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra, attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conqueror with the head of Pompey, borne by his governors, Pothinos and Achillas. To win Caesar's support from her brother, Cleopatra hides herself in a rug, which Apollodorus, her servant, presents to Caesar. The Roman is immediately infatuated; banishing Ptolemy, he declares Cleopatra Egypt's sole ruler and takes her as his mistress. A son, Caesarion, is born of their union. Caesar, however, must return to Italy. Although he is briefly reunited with Cleopatra during a magnificent reception for the queen in Rome, Caesar is assassinated shortly thereafter, and Cleopatra returns to Egypt. When Mark Antony, Caesar's protégé, beholds Cleopatra aboard her elaborate barge at Tarsus some years later... Starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. October brings two special weekends! Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in HOLIDAY, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. See it on Friday, October 12. See them again on Saturday, October 13 in BRINGING UP BABY, which is also celebrating its 75th anniversary. On Friday, October 19, see Bette Davis in ALL ABOUT EVE and again on Saturday, October 20, in JEZEBEL, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
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