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Picture Palace Series

Picture Palace -Exceptional and rare film experiences suited for a true (and rare) “picture palace” featuring classic film screenings, specialty celebrity appearances, and curated regional cinema.

The Fox Tucson Theatre is delighted to resume showing classic movies the way they were meant to be seen – on the BIG SCREEN. Whether they provide you occasions of cultural nostalgia or a new exceptional cinematic experience, the films that we show at the Fox are original and timeless stories. For the months of September and October we are offering a mix of great classics, spanning the years 1922-1991, to delight movie-goers of diverse ages. The six eclectic films in distinctive genres, including noir, a hallmark of Fox film programming, will provide thrills, chills, songs, laughs, and Hollywood stars. Highlights of the selections are The Maltese Falcon, presented in 35mm for a historical experience, and the extraordinary silent horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, in a restored version and with live accompaniment. So come and see a beloved film again or see an acclaimed film for the first time! – Vicky Westover, film programmer/booker

 


 

Cinema Tucsón · Prayers for the Stolen

November 18, 2021


 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 29

DRAMA, THRILLER

CAPE FEAR

Included in AFI’s Top 100 Most Thrilling American Films!

USA, 1962, 1hr 45 mins. Black and White
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Writer: James R. Webb
Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt
Cast: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

After an eight-year prison sentence for rape, Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) targets Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), one of the lawyers who sent him away. When Max finds Sam and his family, he begins a terrifying stalking spree, intending to ruin Sam’s life. Desperate to protect his wife and daughter, Sam makes every effort to send Max back to jail. But when his attempts fail, Sam realizes that he must take matters into his own hands if he wants to rid his life of Max for good. The New York Times praised the film’s “tough, tough script,” as well as the “steady and sinister style.”

 


 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30

SILENT, HORROR, CULT

NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR

Named to Empire’s 100 Best Films of World Cinema!

Named to Roger Ebert list of Great Movies!

Germany, 1922, 1hr 34 mins. Tinted Black and White
Director: F.W. Murnau
Cinematographer: Fritz Arno Wagner
Cast: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Silent with English Intertitles and Orchestral Score

This unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains one of the most unsettling vampire films ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema. This cornerstone of horror film will be presented in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this presentation offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original film. Murnau’s award-winning film stands as one of the defining examples of German Expressionism.

 


 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 31 

COMEDY, FANTASY

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

30th Anniversary!

Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee!

Best Horror Film of the Year, Horror Hall of Fame!

Favorite Movie, Kid’s Choice Awards!

USA, 1991, 1hr 39 mins.
Producer: Scott Rudin
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Screenplay: Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson
Cinematographer: Owen Roizman
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci

Based on original cartoon characters by Charles Addams

When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester. “Huston is properly ethereal as Morticia, and Julia makes a swashbuckling Gomez…Ricci is a perfect, somber Wednesday.” –Variety