A classic from 1953 straight through to recent flicks from 2018 make up March’s lineup of Stardust Thursday Night Movies.
March 7 – “Kiss Me Kate”
Fred (Howard Keel) and Lilly (Kathryn Grayson) are a divorced pair of actors brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play and a fight on the opening night threatens the production. Also starring Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn & James Whitmore. (C) (1953) (1h 49m) (NR).
March 14 – “Night At The Museum”
Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast including Robin Williams and Dick Van Dyke in this hilarious blockbuster hit. When good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Stiller) is hired as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History he soon discovers that an ancient curse brings all the exhibits to life after the sun sets. Suddenly Larry finds himself face-to-face with a frisky T. Rex skeleton, tiny armies of Romans and cowboys and a mischievous monkey who taunts him to the breaking point. But with the help of President Teddy Roosevelt (Williams) Larry may just figure out a way to control the chaos and become a hero in his son’s eyes. (C) (2006) (1h 48M) (PG)
March 21 – “Green Book”
Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. (C) (2018) (2H 10M) (PG-13 For Some Language).
March 28 – “Pick Of The Litter”
Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil five spirited puppies who, from the moment they are born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog who has what it takes. Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs. (C) (2018) (1H 21M) (NR).
IF YOU GO
What: Thursday Night Movies
When: Doors open at 6 p.m., program starts at 7 (or when all seats are filled)
Where: Stardust Theatre, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd.
Cost: $2/person donation
Other: Hearing-assisted devices are available; please no food or drink in the theater