Fargo Theatre Announces New Installment of ‘Classic Film Series’

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Over the next several months, the Fargo Theatre will show various classic and cult films.

The Fargo Theatre has released the lineup for their 2018-2019 “Classic Film Series.” As an added bonus, all tickets are only $5, making the series not only enjoyable but also affordable.

October

The series appropriately kicks off with the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

The famous glam-rock musical stars Tim Curry as the enigmatic Dr. Frank N. Furter, a transvestite mad scientist. When a newly engaged couple seeks help for a flat tire, they stumble upon the eccentric host entertaining guests for the Annual Transylvanian Convention. The plot only gets stranger as the movie progresses.

November

Relive the magic of Macaulay Culkin’s defining role when “Home Alone” comes to the Fargo Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 29. The theater will be offering two showings: one at 5 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m.

When disgruntled 8-year-old Kevin McCallister wished his family would all disappear, he never imagined it would seemingly come true. Surviving on his own is not his only problem though. Two burglars have been casing the neighborhood and are set to invade Kevin’s house, unaware of his presence. The ingenious tactics Kevin employs to protect his home is what makes this movie so memorable.

December

Nothing spreads Christmas cheer like the original Santa Claus movie, 1947’s “Miracle on 34th Street.” Relive the magic of belief with two showings on Thursday, Dec. 13: one at 5 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m.

This feel-good movie was released when the horrors of World War II were still fresh in the memories of Americans. America needed to remember the healing power of kindness and giving, which is where “Miracle on 34th Street” comes in. It’s a story about a shopping store Santa whose unconditional and selfless love positively influences all he meets. It is a must-see for the “season of giving.”

January

The king of horror’s paramount work, “Psycho” horrifies the Fargo-Moorhead area Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Alfred Hitchcock released the now iconic “Psycho” in 1960. Little did he know the lasting impact it would leave on the filmmaking industry and the horror genre. An unfortunate Marion Crane decides to rest for the night at the remote Bates Motel after recently embezzling $40,000 from her employer. She is greeted by the quiet Norman Bates, an acquaintance she will soon regret.

February

Feb. 21 showcases an iconic Charlie Chaplin masterpiece, “City Lights,” at 7:30 p.m.

When it comes to silent film, no star shines brighter than Charlie Chaplin and his “little tramp” character. In “City Lights” Chaplin courts a beautiful blind woman. The poor girl romanticizes the appearance of her love and desperately saves money for a cure for her plight. What happens when her sight is regained and she first lays eyes on her true love’s form? You’ll have to watch to find out.

March

The Classic Film Series comes to a close at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 with the grand finale, the classic film “Grey Gardens.”

Unlike the previous films in the series, “Grey Gardens” is a docu-drama. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, his widow Jackie Onassis is put even further into the public’s eye. Riding this wave of intrigue, “Grey Gardens” introduces viewers to two of her family’s eccentric matriarchs. The lone inhabitants of an aged Long Island estate, the woman discuss habits, desires and past flames. “Grey Gardens” is an intriguing documentary that is worth a watch.

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