Free classic movies at Canby Theater
Nothing is cheaper than free and Canby’s classic cinema series is just that — FREE. More than 75 films from Hollywood’s archives will be shown weekends now through Halloween.
The list ranges from the 1939 Best Picture “Wizard of Oz” to more recent hits like “The Devil Wears Prada” from 2006. Many of this fall’s films will appeal to serious movie buffs, including Hitchcock’s 1958 thriller, “Vertigo,” coming up Sunday, Aug. 26 and the 1982 Best Picture winner, “On Golden Pond” is featured Labor Day weekend.
Family favorites, all with daylight show times, include everyone’s favorite Great Dane, “Marmaduke,” two Oscar-nominated animated films “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Shark Tale” along with the PG animated sci-fi “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and a 1949 “Ma and Pa Kettle.”
Box office beauties from the 50s are also featured, including Doris Day in the 1964 “Send Me No Flowers,” Kim Novak in the 1958 holiday hit, “Bell Book and Candle” and Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe winner, “The Seven Year Itch” from 1955.
This is the second year in a row theater manager Michael Tesch had offered the classic series for free.
Why, you might ask?
“I really, really like movies and I want everyone to see them the way they should be seen - on the big screen.”
Canby’s 1930s-era theater building underwent extensive renovation in 2013 including updated sound, all new seating and state-of-the-art projection equipment.
It won WCCO’s “Best Theatre in Minnesota” Award the year it reopened. A list of upcoming classics and show times is available the Canby Theater Facebook page.
For information on current movies go to canbyclassiccinema.com. Listings are also in the Minneota Mascot Dining and entertainment section/Page 5.