Do you consider yourself a silver-screen aficionado-or at least somebody who enjoys a well-made movie now and again?
Well, if you happen to be staying at The Admiral’s Inn on a winter or spring weekend, you can easily work in some silver-screen magic to your itinerary courtesy of the Classic Film Series put on by Ogunquit Performing Arts.
At 2 PM every Sunday through May, the arts organization is screening an iconic piece of cinema at the Dunaway Community Center at 23 School Street, a mere five minutes’ walk from The Admiral’s Inn.
Let’s take a gander at the rest of the season’s schedule!
February 4th: Dinner At Eight
Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Marie Dressler, and Wallace Beery are among the bevy of stars anchoring this highly regarded 1933 comedy-drama from George Cukor, an adaptation of George Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s play. Dinner at Eight remains renowned for its snappy dialogue and complex character dynamics.
March 4th: Friendly Persuasion
A Quaker household in Southern Indiana reckons with its pacifist leanings during the Civil War in this 1956 adaptation of Jessamyn West’s novel from director William Wyler and then-blacklisted screenwriter Michael Wilson. The exceptional cast includes Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Phillis Love, and Anthony Perkins.
April 8th: A Place in the Sun
Montgomery Clift wrestles with attachments to two women—a factory worker played by Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Taylor’s socialite—in this sizzling 1951 hit directed by George Stevens and based on Theodore Dreier’s novel An American Tragedy. The supporting cast includes Herbert Heyes and Raymond Burr (of later Perry Mason fame). A Place in the Sun earned nine Oscar nominations and won six, including Best Director and Best Original Score.
May 6th: South Pacific
Joshua Logan’s 1958 film version of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical from a decade before stars Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr, Ray Walston, and Juanita Hall.
Turn your Sunday afternoon in Ogunquit into a foray into Hollywood history courtesy of the Classic Film Series, and stroll on back to your first-rate accommodations at The Admiral’s Inn after the credits!
And meanwhile keep an eye out for the other cultural offerings peppering the Ogunquit Performing Arts calendar in 2018: They include a sure-to-be-rousing performance by the Stillson School of Irish Dance on Saturday, March 10th and an “Evening of Celtic and Folk Music” delivered by Lissa Schneckenburger and her ensemble on Friday, May 18th.