Classic Movie Night

Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin St.) looks to have you up out of your seat and singing Friday, Sept. 22, with a Grease sing-a-long at 7:30 p.m. The 1978 musical stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. The two meet in the summer then happen to attend the same school, Rydell High, back in the 1950s.

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Considered one of the greatest films of cinema, the 2001 epic fantasy adventure The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring will be shown at Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin St.) on Friday, Aug. 4. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Fellowship of the Ring is based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and is the first installment of the three The Lord of the Rings series. A meek hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

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If you attended The Godfather on Classic Movie Night on July 14, then don’t miss the Friday, July 21 showing of The Godfather Part II. The 1974 film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola is both the sequel and prequel to The Godfather and keeps most of the same cast including Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro. Many critics proclaimed the sequel was better than the first movie.

The movie depicts the early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York. And later, his son Michael expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

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This week’s Classic Movie Night on Friday, July 7, at the historic Jefferson Theatre will be Top Gun, and the 1997 Italian drama Life Is Beautiful will be the next installment of the Foreign Film Series, also at the Jefferson, on Wednesday, July 12.

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The Jefferson Theatre will host Titanic on Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 30, as well as Amour for the Foreign Cinema Series on Wednesday, July 5. 

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Considered one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey will be shown at Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 23, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick, the film was released in 1968 and stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. The story follows a voyage to Jupiter with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000 and deals with human evolution, artificial intelligence, existentialism, and alien life. The movie is 2 hours and 29 minutes and is Rated G. For more information, view beaumontcityevents.com or call (409) 838-3435.

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Two movie events will take place at the historic Jefferson Theatre beginning with Purple Rain during Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 9, and the Foreign Cinema Series showing of La Dolce Vita on Monday, June 12. 

Directed by Albert Magnoli, the 1984 rock musical drama Purple Rain stars the late Prince as “The Kid,” who reveals an abusive situation at home, then rivals with a singer and finds love. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The film is Rated R and is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

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Pretty in Pink

Classic Movie Night returns on Friday, April 28 with the 1986 romantic comedy Pretty in Pink at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her high school in Chicago yet seems to have the eyes of all the boys including her best friend Duckie Dale (Jon Cryer) and rich pretty boy Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy) and it all comes down to prom in a pink dress.

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Classic Movie Night goes “classic” with one of the most iconic films in movie history — The Wizard of Oz — on Friday, April 7, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Based of the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the movie was released in 1939 and stars Judy Garland as Dorothy, who gets swept away from her farm in Kansas by a tornado to the fantasy land of Oz. While there, she meets new friends the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow as she makes her way to see the Wizard to find a way back home.

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One of the most anticipated Classic Movie Nights will be held Friday, March 31 at the Jefferson Theatre, with the 1980 romantic drama that created a movement and lifestyle while putting the town of Pasadena, Texas on the map — Urban Cowboy. Directed by James Bridges, the movie tells the story of Bud Davis (John Travolta), a country boy who moves to Pasadena to start working alongside his Uncle Bob in a refinery, then gets introduced to the Gilley’s night club.

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