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November 25, 2003
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Nostalgia Night Salutes Radio City Music Hall
For more than half a century, Radio City Music Hall was the nation’s premier theatre, the first choice of movie studios to showcase their greatest works. Films that opened there were virtually guaranteed to become huge successes.
Gala opening night shows brought throngs of movie fans to the hall hoping for a glimpse of the Hollywood’s most glamorous stars. This year, the Friends of the Devereaux Library and the Elks Theatre bring back to the screen a sampling of those magnificent films during the Friends of the Devereaux Library’s 2003 Nostalgia Night Film Series, “A Salute to Radio City Music Hall.” The 10-film series begins Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Elks Theatre.
The Elks Theatre in downtown Rapid City will show the films at 6 p.m. each Sunday starting Jan. 11. Ticket books are now on sale for $30 each at the Devereaux Library on the South Dakota Tech campus, at the Elks Theatre and at Prince & Pauper Village. Individual tickets for each movie will be available at the door for $4.50 the evening of the film, on a space available basis.
The Friends of the Devereaux Library chooses themes that include a variety of films, genres, years and performers. Nostalgia Night 2004 will be the 10th annual film series.
The Friends of the Devereaux Library uses all the money raised to benefit the campus library. Past projects include the library’s downtime area where students can sit in comfortable furniture to read or study, as well as the library’s video and compact disc collection. The money allows the library to purchase things outside normal funding. Without the money from the series, these things wouldn’t exist at all.
Nostalgia Night 2004 – A Salute to Radio City Music Hall
January 11 “The Sting” Winner of seven Academy Awards, including best picture. Robert Redford and Paul Newman star in this marvelous 1973 classic. Sponsored by ReSpec.
January 18 “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” MGM’s rollicking 1954 musical. Howard Keel and Jane Powell join forces in this magical blend of song, dance and romance. Sponsored by Ketel Thorstenson, United Corporation and the Tech Foundation.
January 25 “Woman of the Year” This 1942 comedy stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in their first film as a couple. This film demonstrates what chemistry is all about. Sponsored by First Western Bank and Brink Electric Construction.
February 1 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Tennessee William’s classic play comes alive on the big screen in this 1958 blockbuster. Cast includes Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Sponsored by Pet Pantry.
February 8 “The Adventures of Robin Hood” Often imitated, never equaled. This is one of the greatest adventures of all times. The dashing Errol Flynn brings the legendary swashbuckler to life in this 1938 classic. Sponsored by National American University.
February 15 “Suspicion” Joan Fontaine gives an Oscar-winning performance in this Alfred Hitchcock 1941 thriller, the first of several popular Hitchcock/Cary Grant pairings. Sponsored by Dean Kurtz Construction and MicroSolutions.
February 22 “To Kill a Mockingbird” Gregory Peck received his fifth Academy Award nomination and his first Oscar for his role in this 1963 favorite. Sponsored by Lynn, Jackson, Schulz and Lebrun.
February 29 “Charade” The enchanting Audrey Hepburn joins forces with a debonair Cary Grant to solve a bizarre riddle in the 1963 comedic thriller. Walter Matthau, James Coburn, and George Kennedy join in. Sponsored by GCC and South Dakota Concrete Products.
March 7 “Dark Victory” Bette Davis at her best. This 1939 sensitive and haunting picture also stars Ronald Reagan, Humphrey Bogart and George Brent. Sponsored by the Tech Alumni Association and Wells Fargo.
March 14 “The Pink Panther” Peter Sellers and David Niven introduce Inspector Clouseau in this 1964 classic. Sponsored by TSP.
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