Every other Wednesday
Doors open @ 6:30
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: 
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students, Free/museum member.
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MOVIE TIME

Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's.  Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen.  Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

2015 OnMilwaukee Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Shepherd Express Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Wisconsin Gazette article on Claudette Colbert Tribute & Dale Kuntz

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Fall 2017


War-Time Dramas and Romance

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entering World War I. It was the conflict that changed the entire world and the face of Europe! It also changed Hollywood and American Films. It was the first time films were used for propaganda. Dramas showing the sordidness and atrocities of the enemy. Comedies with the local bumpkin messing up in the army or a spoof on “Kaiser Bill”! Famous film stars – Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglass Fairbanks – all went out into the public and sold War Bonds.

World War II had an even greater impact on Hollywood and films! Propaganda films showed everything innocent, people and towns completely destroyed by bombings. Again, the atrocities of the enemy. Lots of serious and fun spy stories. Mrs. Miniver, the most popular film of World War II, in itself, was a huge propaganda film. It was meant to create sympathy for the English, by showing a typical English family facing the War. Studios made large scale films featuring all the main stars in musical and comedy skits – just to be shown to the men in the Armed Forces. Almost every major star spent time at the Hollywood Canteen (started by Bette Davis!) – or went on Bond Selling Tours across the USA. The most successful – Dorothy Lamour – she auctioned off one of her famous sarongs for 2 million dollars! To bring back some of those memories, we are proud to show you a few of those films…


Tin Pan Alley
Wednesday, Sept. 6th
1941 / 85 mins
Alice Faye, Betty Grable, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Nicholas Brothers

Remember the Day
Wednesday, Sept. 20th  
1941 / 85 mins
Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Anne Revere

This Above All
Wednesday, Oct. 4th
1942 / 110 mins
Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Nigel Bruce

Happy Land
Wednesday, October 18th
1943 / 73 mins
Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford, Richard Crane

Hers to Hold
Wednesday, Nov. 1st
1943 / 94 mins
Deanna Durbin, Joseph Cotton, Charles Winninger, Nella Walker

Golden Earrings
Wednesday, Nov. 15th
1947 / 95 mins 
Marlene Dietrich, Ray Milland, Murvyn Vye

I'll Be Seeing You (Our Annual Christmas Movie!)
Wednesday, Dec. 6th  
1944 / 85 mins
Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

 

 


 

 

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from This Above All