Sebastiani's vintage films continue
ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S classic "The Birds" will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Sebastiani theatre.
The popular Vintage Film Series continues at Sebastiani Theatre with a full lineup of classics running monthly through Christmas. The films are shown as they are meant to be seen on the silver screen, while also raising money for the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, which seeks to preserve and restore the historic theater.
Vintage Film Series tickets can be purchased for $8. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. No senior discounts are offered, but Sebastiani Theatre Movie Lovers' Club member discounts will be honored. Wine by the glass is offered for sale.
Patrons are invited to "dress in the era" for each film. Door opens at 6:30 p.m. for Monday movies with show time at 7 p.m.
Wednesday matinees will be shown at 1 p.m. each month with the exception of July. These shows sell out quickly, but patrons can guarantee their spot by buying tickets to all six films for $40.
To purchase tickets call the Sebastiani Theatre at 996-9756. For more program information, visit www.sebastianitheatre.com.
The series of films includes:
• "The Birds" (1963) on Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by Daphne DuMaurier (story) and Evan Hunter (screenplay), and filmed in Bodega Bay, this is the story of a wealthy San Francisco socialite pursuing a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. Stars Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Suzanne Pleshette.
• "Gone With The Wind" (1939) on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. Written by Margaret Mitchell (novel) and Sidney Howard (screenplay), and directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood, this is an American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the South during the Civil War. The film stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh and won eight Oscars.
• "On the Waterfront" (1954) on Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. Written by Budd Schulberg (both original story and screenplay) and Malcolm Johnson and directed by Elia Kazan, this is the story of an ex-prize fighter turned Longshoreman who stands up to his corrupt union bosses. It stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb. The film won eight Oscars.
• "Wizard of Oz" (1939) on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. The beloved story of Dorothy Gale, who is swept away by a tornado to magical land where she embarks on a quest to find the Wizard who can help her return home. It stars Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger and won two Oscars.
• "Dr. Zhivago" (1965) on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. Written by Boris Pasternak (novel), Robert Bolt (screenplay) and directed by David Lean, "Dr. Zhivago" tells the life story of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences the hardships of the Bolshevik Revolution. The film earned five Oscars.
• "A Christmas Carol" (1951) on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec, 21, at 1 p.m. Written by Charles Dickens (story) and Noel Langley (adaptation) and directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, this is the story of an old bitter miser who is given a chance for redemption when he haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. There are over a dozen different versions of this story in film, the earliest being a silent film in 1919. This 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol" stars Alastair Sim, Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison.