Modern parents refuse to let their children watch old movies, fearing that classic cinema might influence their kids to dress humbly, stop swearing, and loiter around malt shops. Embrace the restrictions of the Hays Code with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get two admissions to a classic film and a large popcorn (a $15.75 total value) at the Venetian Theatre & Bistro in Hillsboro. Choose from the following options:
- Rebel Without a Cause on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
- Rebel Without a Cause on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
- Rebel Without a Cause on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
- Citizen Kane on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
- Citizen Kane on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
- Citizen Kane on Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
The Venetian Theatre & Bistro gives the big-screen treatment to beloved cinema classics, giving new generations the opportunity to see immortal slabs of celluloid they way they were meant to be seen. From April 14–16, the theater presents Rebel Without a Cause in its full CinemaScope glory, rescuing Nicholas Ray’s triumph of teen angst from television purgatory. Grounded by James Dean’s wrenchingly handsome performance, this gripping melodrama of suburban strife and generational conflict still packs a wallop.
From April 21–23, Citizen Kane gets the royal treatment it rightfully deserves. Lauded as the best movie of all time by most preblog critics, Orson Welles’ mammoth masterpiece fills every frame with meticulously crafted eye candy, as the rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane unfolds in a rainbow of black and white. Although everybody knows the ending (Darth Vader is Kane’s dad), this absorbing masterpiece is best enjoyed on a big screen with a big popcorn.
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