IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
1946, Paramount, 130 min, Dir: Frank Capra

Director Frank Capra’s inspiring classic balances pathos and joy in the tale of distraught George Bailey (James Stewart at his finest), who is about to commit suicide on Christmas Eve - until helpful, elderly angel Clarence (Henry Travers) shows him how his death would affect those around him. Featuring Donna Reed as the love of George’s life, in the role that launched her to stardom, and a young, charming Gloria Grahame. If you’ve only seen it on TV, see it now on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen!


BEN-HUR
1959, Warner Bros., 212 min, Dir: William Wyler

Director William Wyler’s grand epic, adapted from the novel by Lew Wallace, tells the timeless saga of two boyhood comrades (Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd) who grow up to be fierce enemies in the time of Christ. The grueling chariot race alone is worth the price of admission. Winner of 11 Oscars including Best Picture. Originally premiered at the Egyptian Theatre!


THE KILLING
1956, Park Circus/MGM, 83 min, Dir: Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick’s tough-as-nails heist film about a robbery at a racetrack features an incredible rogue’s gallery of great character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor and Timothy Carey. One of the most entertaining crime films ever made, propelled by Kubrick’s no-nonsense approach and screenwriter Jim Thompson’s biting, chiseled-in-stone dialogue.


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