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.

2015 OnMilwaukee Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Shepherd Express Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Wisconsin Gazette article on Claudette Colbert Tribute & Dale Kuntz


April - June, 2015

Show Girls Musicals

From April 10 through July 5, the Charles Allis Art Museum will have a new exhibition entitled More on Less: The History of Burlesque in America From Lydia Thompson to Amber Ray. To compliment the exhibition, Movie Time will show a series of “Show Girls Musicals”. Sorry, we don’t have any of the films that were shown along with the acts in the burlesque theaters. (You wouldn’t want to see them anyhow!) Special films were produced that were not allowed in the regular movie theaters. They were far more risqué with poor production values and often grainy film. Our feature films show chorus girls appearing in vaudeville. Burlesque was similar to vaudeville, only a lot more raunchy with comedians, solo acts and a big finale. Our gals are a bit more refined. They may not be Greer Garson, Greta Garbo or Meryl Streep, but they are sassy, saucy and sensational – Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Judy Garland and even Barbara Stanwyck.

Wednesday, April 8
1934, 90min
Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, ZaSu Pitts

Rose of Washington Square
Wednesday, April 22
1939, 86min
Alice Faye, Tyrone Power, Al Jolson, Louis Prima

Ball of Fire
Wednesday, May 6
1941, 111 min
Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews, Oscar Homolka

Tin Pan Alley
Wednesday, May 20
1940, 94 min
Alice Faye, Betty Grable, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Nicholas Brothers

Ziegfeld Girl
Wednesday, June 3
1941, 131 min
Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, James Stewart, Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, Eve Arden

Dolly Sisters

Wednesday, June 17
1945, 114min Color
Betty Grable, June Haver, John Payne, S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall



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
1935, 106min
Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Helen Westly

Show Boat
Wednesday, July 22
1936, 113min
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

Anna and the King of Siam

Wednesday, September 16
1946, 128min
Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb, Gale Sondergaard









Ziegfeld Girl

Judy Garland in
Ziegfeld Girl

On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, June 3