Comedy, Musical, Romance

Retro Film Series Presents

Singin’ in the Rain & On the Town

  • Fri, Sep 8
    • 7:00pm
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Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
(1952, 102 min)

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era—paired with the beautiful, jealous, and dumb Lina Lamont. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time and the studio decides to use someone else to dub her voice.

Followed by:

Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly’s ON THE TOWN
(1949, 98 min)

Three sailors are let loose in New York City on a 24-hour leave. On a subway, Kelly sees a poster of “Miss Turnstiles of the Month”—a woman named Ivy Smith. Thinking she’s a high society girl, the trio spends the day looking for her. Along the way they run into a cab driver, Hilde, who is attracted to Chip, and a gorgeous anthropologist named Claire.

Please note that this film may contain negative depictions of people or cultures. Why are we showing it? This film was a product of its time. While it does not represent the views of the Carolina Theatre, we hope that it will provide a glimpse into American culture during its time, help spark conversation, and help us to build a better future for all in Durham.