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On the Waterfront

Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

On the Waterfront is a crime drama about union violence and corruption among longshoremen. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and, in her film debut, Eva Marie Saint, it is based on "Crime on the Waterfront", a series of articles in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson. The series won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. The stories detailed widespread corruption, extortion and racketeering on the waterfronts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

On the Waterfront was a huge critical and commercial success and received 12 Academy Award nominations, winning eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, and Best Director for Kazan. In 1997 it was ranked by the American Film Institute as the eighth greatest American movie of all time. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg.

Not Rated. 108 mins.

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West Side Story

Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, we are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge Tony (Richard Beymer) and his Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble.

West Side Story won a near-record ten Oscars, including Best Picture, supporting awards to George Chakiris and Rita Moreno as Bernardo's girlfriend, Anita, and Best Director to Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.

Not rated. 152 mins. Technicolor. 2.20 : 1.

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The Wizard of OZ (1939)

The Wizard of Oz is a fantasy adventure film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, in which Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. The film stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, and Frank Morgan, with Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton. Notable for its use of special effects, Technicolor, fantasy storytelling and unusual characters, it has become, over the years, one of the best known of all films and part of American popular culture. It is on numerous AFI's 100 lists.

This film will be shown on SONY 4K DCP, digitally restored format. 101 minutes.

Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 for students with ID or seniors (55+).

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1964 - The Tribute

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The Lucas Theatre Movie Pass

Purchase a pass to see great films on the big screen. Bring your pass to the box office and redeem for tickets. You can use it for any film presented by the Lucas Theatre. This includes the Southern Circuit Film Series, special classic Hollywood weekends, and more!

Tickets are $8 each but this pass costs just $50 and is good for 8 tickets. You can see 8 movies yourself, or bring a group of friends to 1 movie. Itís up to you.

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