Movies to See on the Big Screen
BY FAYE M. DASEN
Some movies are just made to be seen on the big screen. On Wednesdays during the month of August, the Sunrise Theater is featuring such films.
According to Pat Wallace, -administrator for the Sunrise Theater, board treasurer Craig Pryor is -responsible for seeing this project through and arranging for the -sponsors.
"It had been discussed several times before, but he finally got on the Internet and found several films suggested for 'big screen' viewing," she says. "Then a committee narrowed it down to four."
On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the featured film was "Bridge on the River Kwai."
Upcoming films include "North By Northwest" Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
In this 1967 Alfred Hitchcock film, a hapless New York advertising executive (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. The film also stars Eva Marie Saint.
During this, the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the epic movie "Gone With the Wind" will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
In this film, based on the book by Margaret Mitchell, Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), a self-centered Southern belle must fight to survive during and after the life-altering war, along with coming to terms with her relationships with Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), who is married to Melanie (Olivia de Havilland).
There is an intermission in this film, which runs 3 hours and 42 minutes.
The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
In a nod to the history of the Sunrise, "Blade Runner," starring Harrison Ford, will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
"'Blade Runner' was the final film shown at the Sunrise prior to the Arts Council taking over the building," says Wallace.
In a 1982 cyberpunk view of the future, human clones have been invented to serve in colonies outside of Earth. Six have escaped, and it is the Blade Runner's job to terminate them.
Sponsors include Howell's Masonry, True North Interim Management and Consulting, Robbins, May and Rich LLP and Menendez and Ritter Retirement Group.
Admission is $5.
The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines.
"If this idea is well-received, we will definitely consider doing it again," says Wallace.
For information, call (910) 692-8501 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
Newsroom intern Simmons Andrews assisted with this story.
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