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Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 48 members
Review from Randall
Red Velvet 301 events 125 reviews

What's not to love about Betty Hutton, and the opportunity to see a movie in the beautiful Alex Theatre?

reviewed Apr 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Lori
159 events 133 reviews

The Alex Theatre is a great venue for all events with easy parking (validated) across the street. Watching this old movie was an enjoyable afternoon.

reviewed Apr 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Brenda Brubaker
Review from Brenda Brubaker
162 events 88 reviews

Had a great time. From the Q&A with Howard Keel's wife before the movie, the opportunity drawing for sheet music, to the Donald Duck cartoon, and the movie, everything was a lot of fun. Even the audience participated as some were wearing western...continued

reviewed Apr 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Amy C.
Review from Amy C.
108 events 52 reviews

I loved having the opportunity to see this rarely-screened musical at the beautiful art-deco Alex theater in Glendale. From the Western-themed Donald Duck cartoon preceding the film, the discussion with Howard Keel's widow about the making of the...continued

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Betty Hutton replaced an ailing Judy Garland and made the part of Annie her own with an assist from Howard Keel (making his movie debut) as the handsome sharpshooter Frank Butler. Audiences still applaud after every musical number and the songs “Anything You Can Do”, “The Girl That I Marry”, “Got the Sun in the Morning”, “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”, and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” have become standards.

One of the finest examples of the 3-Strip Technicolor process, all theatrical prints were pulled from circulation in 1973 due to an unresolved rights dispute. Miles Kreuger, Author and President of The Institute of the American Musical will host the 8 pm screening and detail the campaign to bring this classic back to the big screen.

Walt Disney’s rambunctious Donald Duck battles his nephew’s Huey, Dewey and Louie in the big screen Technicolor cartoon Straight Shooters (1947).

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