Given all the accolades and attention being given to Damien Chazelle‘s LA LA LAND (currently up for 14 Oscars!), it seemed like the perfect time to give some much-deserved attention to one of the inspirations for it – and one of the most beloved musicals of all time – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.
Gene Kelly (who also co-directed the film), the late, great Debbie Reynolds (in her feature debut!)and Donald O’Connor star one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era – paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time… until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.
“Clever, incisive, and funny, Singin’ in the Rain is a masterpiece of the classical Hollywood musical.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“If you’ve never seen it and don’t, you’re bonkers.” (Time Out)
Sunday, February 19
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Single tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door
*All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
**Why not see SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at 6:15 pm with LA LA LAND at 8:45 pm on Saturday, February 19 for one sweeeet double bill price?**
Double Bill Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door
*Groupons and passes OK for any single film only!
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen / 1952 / 103 mins / G) In 1927 Hollywood, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair in silent movies, but Lina mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. When their latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs, but strident voice faces the studio to dub her voice. Aspiring actress, Kathy Selden is brought in and, while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her.