Classic Movie Night: A Streetcar Named Desire

Classic Movie Night: A Streetcar Named Desire

Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1951 drama A Streetcar Named Desire on Friday, May 27, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. A winner of five Academy Award, the film follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), and her husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando), in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household. In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film is 2 hours and 2 minutes and Rated PG. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available. The Jefferson Theatre is at 345 Fannin. For more information, view beaumontcityevents.com or call (409) 838-3435.

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