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Kenneth Turan's critic's pick of the week: Classics for the Holidays

November 24, 2010 |  3:02 pm

Singin in the Rain Thanksgiving is such a traditional holiday, it’s no wonder that the American Cinematheque is using the weekend as an opportunity to screen some beloved studio classics. And it's not doing it at just one location but at both of its theaters.

The Egyptian in Hollywood is showing the epic “Gone With the Wind” on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m., giving everyone a chance to remember exactly why it was that Rhett Butler didn't give a damn.

Across town at the Aero in Santa Monica, favorites will be showing on three straight days, starting with the most beloved of Hollywood musicals, “Singin’ In The Rain,” on Friday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

That's followed by the delightful screwball comedy double bill of 1934's “It Happened One Night” and 1936's “My Man Godfrey” on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. It all comes to an end on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. with the Judy Garland-starring “The Wizard of Oz."

Grab a bucket of popcorn and remember moviegoing the way it used to be.

-- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic

Photo: Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain." Credit: American Cinematheque


 
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All these movies that you've mentioned are great! I've seen these classics many times, and there is always something so refreshing about them.


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