Monday, September 2, 2013

Seven Classic Films from the 1970s Return to the Big Screen

[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]
 
While the 1970’s have been reduced to thoughts of 8-Track tapes, polyester pantsuits and disco music in most people’s minds, it was also one of the best decades for filmmaking. Iconic directors like Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Robert Altman emerged as key cinematic voices during this decade and some of their most important films will be featured in Cleveland Cinemas 7 FROM THE ‘70s series.
 
Each Wednesday at 7:00 PM starting on September 4th a great film from the 1970s will screen at a Cleveland Cinemas location. These digitally re-mastered films are essential viewing and deserve to be seen on the big screen.
 
The films in the series are as follows.
 
Title: MEAN STREETS (1973)40th Anniversary Presentation
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 4th, 7:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH)
Martin Scorsese’s first film with Robert DeNiro is a semi-autobiographical and gritty look at the streets on which the director grew up. Harvery Keitel stars as a low-level mobster starting to climb the ranks and DeNiro is his childhood friend who is plagued by gambling debts.
 
Title: MANHATTAN (1979) 
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 11th, 7:00 PM
Location: Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH)
In honor of the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks we present Woody Allen’s ode to the city he loves the most. Featuring stunning black & white cinematography by Gordon Willis and the music of George Gershwin, “Manhattan” shows this great city at its most beautiful. Allen stars as a TV producer going through a midlife crisis - looking for love, happiness and the meaning to life’s biggest questions.
 
Title: NASHVILLE (1975) - ranked #59 on the AFI Top 100 American Films
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 18th, 7:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH)
Robert Altman explores American culture and politics in the 1970’s in his Oscar-winning film which follows dozens of characters whose lives unknowingly interconnect.
 
Title: BARRY LYNDON (1975)
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 25th, 7:00 PM
Location: Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH)
William Makepeace Thackeray's novel about a social climbing Irishman is brought to vivid life in Stanley Kubrick’s sumptuous period film which won four Oscars.
 
Title: DIRTY HARRY (1971)
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH)
Clint Eastwood’s iconic, ultra-tough San Francisco cop Harry Callahan is serving up justice the only way he knows how... with his .44 Magnum. Callahan is on the case to stop a rooftop sniper who is terrorizing the city in this first of the “Dirty Harry” films.
 
Title: CHINATOWN (1974) - ranked #21 on the AFI Top 100 American Films
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00 PM
Location: Chagrin Cinemas (8200 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH)
Jack Nicholson stars as a private detective whose seemingly simple case leads him deeper and deeper into the corrupt world of 1930’s Los Angeles. Featuring an Oscar-winning screenplay by Robert Towne.
 
Title: THE EXORCIST (1973) - 40th Anniversary Presentation
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 16th, 7:00 PM
Location: Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH)
A young girl is possessed by the devil in this horror classic. Nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, The Exorcist remains one of the most unsettling and creepy films ever made.
 
Tickets are $5 each and are available at the theatre box offices or online at clevelandcinemas.com.

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