by Michael Strenski and Ryland Walker Knight
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Our friend Sean already announced the line-up at his blog but we thought we might as well put up a notice here as well. The idea for this series began to gestate during Ry's last whirl through Seattle when we three worked together there at Landmark's Metro Cinemas but it was really the adventurousness and curiosity (the tenacity!) of those two guys who stayed that got it going after RWK left. So, here's the lead copy on the flier:
This spring, Metro Classics returns. Each quarter we pick a theme and bring you a variety of movies on that theme. This season: Adaptations, nine weeks of films based on other media — with the added twist that we’re grouping the adaptations not only by their original source material (three weeks each of books, plays and moving pictures) but also by three different genres (three weeks each of adventure, science fiction and musicals.) Does that make sense? We didn’t think so. Think of this flyer as a BINGO card.
And here's a run-down of the films on the schedule. Come on, Seattle! Go see some good stuff! Go have some fun! Prove that silly article correct!
- Mar. 04 - The Maltese Falcon (USA, 1941) @ 7:00 and 9:15 PM
- Mar. 11 - Barbarella (France/Italy, 1968) @ 7:00 and 9:15 PM
- Mar. 18 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (USA, 1953) @ 7:00 and 9:00 PM
- Mar. 25 - My Own Private Idaho (USA, 1991) @ 6:50 and 9:15 PM
- Apr. 01 - Forbidden Planet (USA, 1956) @ 7:00 and 9:15 PM
- Apr. 08 - Kiss Me Kate (USA, 1953) @ 6:50 and 9:15 pm