It’s going to be a busy and "zany" weekend for film buffs at Schroon's Strand Theatre this weekend, with screenings of a new Hollywood blockbuster, two historic features from last century and two very informative lectures.
Friday night it’s the Legend of Tarzan at 8pm.
And on Saturday and Sunday, The Adirondack Film Society, which played a role in helping Save The Strand, begins a two night Film Festival, calledthe “Easy Screening Series”
To celebrate the Strand Theatre’s recent acquisition of digital film-projection equipment, the Adirondack Film Society (AFS), which was the nonprofit conduit for New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant funding of the upgrade, will screen the zany comedy, “A Night at the Opera,” starring the inimitable Marx Brothers.
The film is referred to by Hollywood historians as one of their funniest movies and one of the truly great comic movies of all time..
On Sunday evening, the AFS will screen what’s been called one of the greatest films ever made: the Depression era comedy/drama classic, “Sullivan’s Travels”
This film served as partial inspiration for the Coen Brothers’ 2000 classic, “O Brother, Where Art Thou.”
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“Join in on the fun of “Bloopers, Secrets, and Surprises from Hollywood’s Golden Age,” which will set the stage for the hilarity to come with Groucho, Chico and Harpo in “A Night at the Opera.” On Sunday the 17th, Historian John DiLeo shifts the focus from outtakes to outstanding but underappreciated screen appearances by some of Hollywood’s shiniest starts with “Great Film Performances You Should Remember But Probably Don’t,” adapted from his book of the same name.
"The fun and festivities begin each evening at the Strand Theatre, 1102 Route 9 (518-532-9077) at 6:15 pm with a reception, followed by Mr. DiLeo’s movie clips-and-anecdotes program at 7 pm and the film at 8 pm, capped off by the Q&A.
Admission to each evening’s program is $10 per person; tickets will be available for advance purchase beginning the first full week of July—during the day at the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, 1075 Route 9 (518-532-7675) and in the evening at the Strand, as well as at the door on the evening of each screening.
For more information, please call the AFS at (518) 588-7275 or visit www.adirondackfilmsociety.org".
On Monday, Tarzan swings back into action at 8pm.