We ‘heart’ Cary Grant

In the Audience

We continue to (heart) Cary Grant on “Classic Movie Night” every flex Wednesday at the Historic USO Building.

Coming up on Oct. 16 we find Grant literally dangling off Mt. Rushmore, trying to escape some baddies mistakenly thinking that he is the guy they must kill. One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most dazzling thrillers, the film got by the 1959 censors with a bevy of suggestive one-liners with Eva Marie Saint that can still titillate modern day filmgoers. James Mason and Martin Landau are around to give two perfectly evil performances.

This year Halloween falls on the Thursday after our Wednesday Classic Movie Night presentation. So, for practice, come in costume — one night early — and win a prize at our Cary Grant Happy Halloween Classic Movie. Grant stars as a befuddled drama critic, who learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in his family. OK, that might not sound funny, but you have our word … it is! Based on a long-running Broadway play, the Frank Capra 1944 film was a smash hit in its day and remains beloved by movie buffs.

More movies and music on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., “Concerts on Film” will present a 1978 film that captures a rock icon and his band “Crazy Horse” in concert at the Cow Palace. Amidst some strange sets and “Star Wars”-inspired roadie costumes, the band thrashes out classics “Sugar Mountain,” “Comes a Time,” “After the Gold Rush,” “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”, “The Needle and the Damage Done,” “Lotta Love,” “Cinnamon Girl” and “Like a Hurricane.”

During all of our film presentations, the thrifty Snack Bar will open at 6:30 p.m. to serve hungry movie and music lovers. Admission is always donation only. For film titles, call 760-375-8456, or stop by for current film schedules.

Story First Published: 2019-10-11