Every other Wednesday
Doors open @ 6:30
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students, Free/museum member.
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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.
July - September, 2015
A Tribute to Irene Dunn
For three decades, Irene Dunne was one of the most popular and successful actresses in motion picture history! This was followed by a prolific career in television. Today, she is one of the forgotten greats of Hollywood. Her films were so popular and successful that many of them were remade – and then remade again. Many of her films were lost in the shuffle. Her version of Show Boat was unavailable for over 30 years. Luckily, we will be showing many of the original versions. Dunne was discovered by Florence Ziegfeld and put into the Chicago road show of Show Boat. Her co-star was Allan Jones – who also co-stars with her in the film. Hollywood soon signed her, but not in any musicals. Her film career started with melodramas. Once musicals became big again, Irene became a big musical star. In 1936, she made her first screwball comedy, and Irene became the best comedienne the screen had ever seen! She still remains the only actress to have four distinct successful careers – musical, comedy, melodrama, and serious drama. Sadly Irene was nominated five times for Best Actress – never winning.
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Wednesday, July 8
Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Helen Westly
Wednesday, July 22
Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Helen Morgan, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel, Helen Westley.
The Awful Truth
Wednesday, August 5
1937, 92 min
Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews, Oscar Homolka
My Favorite Wife
Wednesday, August 19
1940, 88 min
Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott, Scotty Beckett
The White Cliffs of Dover
Wednesday, September 2
1944, 126 min
Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Alan Marshall, Frank Morgan, Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, Gladys Cooper, Dame May Whitty
Due to circumstances outside of our control, we will be screening
Penny Serenade in place of White Cliffs of Dover. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Anna and the King of Siam
Wednesday, September 16
Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb, Gale Sondergaard
Judy Garland in
On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, June 3