Six bona fide movie classics are headed back to Cinemark Tinseltown.
One of my 10 favorite movies of all time, space and dimension, Jaws, is not only debuting on Blu-ray on Tuesday, but soon will re-surface on the big screen at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 Martin Luther King.
The supreme shark flick to end all shark flicks kicks off the Cinemark Fall Classic Series, which features digitally restored prints of half a dozen classic films, Oscar winners all. Each will play for one Thursday only, with showings at 2 and 7 p.m. Here’s the schedule:
• Jaws (1975), Aug. 23 • High Noon (1952), Aug. 30 • Doctor Zhivago (1965), Sept. 6 • Chinatown (1974), Sept. 13 • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Sept. 20 • The African Queen (1951), Sept. 27
Tickets are just $4-$6, and on sale now at cinemark.com. —Rod Lott
Sex, symphonies and slapstick — all key to Ken Russell’s cult classic.
Comedy Rod Lott
Ken Russell was either a genius or a madman, but more likely both. The
iconoclastic filmmaker made movies that were loved by many — Tommy, Altered States, The Devils, Crimes of Passion — but despised by many, many more. Regardless of your opinion of them, one cannot deny they are different.
That Aug. 31 show of Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford proved nothin’ but a good time.
Music Louis Fowler
For one sweltering night, everyone at the Zoo Amphitheatre — young and
old, black and white, old-school hesher and decked-out hipster — were 16
years old again, living in the much-missed year of 1987, all without a
single hint of irony.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Dream “The Impossible Dream” as Man of La Mancha makes a stand at
Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main in Norman, for a two-week run. The classic
musical is based on a classic in its own right: Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote. Performances
stage at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 7.
Tickets are $15-$20. Call 321-9600 or visit soonertheatre.org.
Rock Joshua Boydston
It’s taken four years since Mind the Fox’s formation for the Oklahoma
City rock outfit to finally offer a full-length debut album, but from
the sounds of Songs for the Needy, it’s been worth the wait.
Thriller Rod Lott
Considered the granddaddy — er, make that grandmama — of psycho-biddy flicks, 1962's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? pits two old-Hollywood legends against one another, with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as the snarling Hudson sisters.
Horror Rod Lott
Perhaps best known for being the bad guy of the early '90s blockbusters Patriot Games and Sleeping with the Enemy,
Patrick Bergin must be the king of literary adaptation also-rans. He
played Robin Hood in 1991 film that was denied a theatrical release
because Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves sewed that all up. He's played Dracula … but in a made-for-TV movie, not a Francis Ford Coppola spectacle.
The whole story behind the music, now ‘In Your Eyes.’
Documentary Rod Lott
Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album, So,
found the former Genesis vocalist at his commercial and critical peak.
Now, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, it’s not only been reissued in a
three-disc box set, but is the subject of the Classic Albums documentary series.
George Bernard Shaw’s classic Pygmalion gets a groovy
update as The Stage Door, 601 Oak in Yukon, transplants the time period
from 1912 to 1969. Witness all the flower-girl power as the rom-com
concludes its run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $9-$12. Call 265-1590 or visit stagedooryukon.com.