Second Annual Greatest Cartoons Ever! Screening at Alex Theatre
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Celebrate the grittiness and style of film noir at a beautiful 1925 movie palace -- the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale -- with a double dose of films featuring car chases and gun-toting dames aplenty. In Gun Crazy, a man becomes obsessed with a sharpshooting femme fatale, leading them both down a dark road of armed robbery, car theft and murder. This essential film noir was filmed on location in Los Angeles, including a bank robbery scene shot in nearby Montrose. The Lineup, set in 1958 San Francisco, stars Eli Wallach as the maniacal leader of a gang in mad pursuit of a group of innocent tourists who've had heroin stashed in their luggage. The Lineup was directed by Don Siegel, who would go on to direct such high-profile films as Dirty Harry. Learn More
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It says something when these classic cartoons from the 1930s-50s have more intelligent things to say than many of today's Hollywood movies. Visiting the Alex Theatre is always a visual treat and the audience is reliably enthusiastic.
The day after Christmas has always been a big day for releasing movies, as many families are looking for something to do after all the presents have been opened and all the parties are over. This year, on December 26th, the Alex Film Society will be presenting our 2nd Annual, family oriented special event that provides a really great alternative to the other pre-packaged Hollywood extravaganzas.
The Greatest Cartoons Ever! showcases some of the very best theatrical cartoons from the movies’ Golden Age, featuring iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and more, projected in 35mm on the big screen at the Alex Theatre.
Woody Woodpecker (1941, Universal)
Popeye Meets Ali Baba (with Olive Oyl & Bluto, 1937, Paramount)
Lonesome Ghosts (Mickey, Donald & Goofy, 1937, Disney)
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1951, Columbia)
What’s Opera, Doc? (Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd, 1957, Warner Bros.)
Duck Amuck (Daffy Duck, 1953, Warner Bros.)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mouse (Tom & Jerry, 1947, MGM)
Mother Goose’s Birthday Party (Mighty Mouse, 1950, 20th Century Fox)