In Celebration of our 87th Birthday of The Crown Jewel of Downtown, we are bringing you the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music!
Our hope is that everyone will come down to The Fox to see how truly amazing the movie is when experienced as the director intended, on the BIG SCREEN in a wonderful, historic theatre. Please bring the family and join us because the hills are alive with The Sound of Music!
Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things
Members & Seat Holders of The Fox get in FREE! If that isn’t enough incentive…there’s BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR EVERYONE after the film.
It’s hard to think that anyone would need a description on this all time beloved film, but in case you don’t know what the story is about or would like to know some fun facts about the filming – here you go!
- 1965 American Musical Film based on stage musical and also the memoir by Maria Von Trapp
- Production Company: 20th Century Fox
- Director: Robert Wise
- Based on a Book Written By: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
- Screenwriters: Ernest Lehman
- Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein
- Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.
The Sound of Music was released on March 2, 1965, Four weeks after its theatrical release, it became the number one box office movie in the United States, from revenue generated by twenty-five theaters, each screening only ten roadshow performances per week. It held the number one position for thirty of the next forty-three weeks, and ended up the highest-grossing film of 1965. One contributing factor in the film’s early commercial success was the repeat business of many film goers. In some cities in the United States, the number of tickets sold exceeded the total population.
The film received a total of ten Academy Award nominations, it won: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music Score, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.