Arizona Theatre Company is morphing the Temple of Music & Art into a classic film venue for special big-screen showings of the multiple Oscar-winning film, West Side Story, and Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic thriller To Catch A Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11.
To Catch A Thief, winner of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Cinematography, will screen at 7 p.m. on Friday. West Side Story, which collected 10 Oscars in 1961 will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at http://www.arizonatheatre.org/show/february-film-series.
To Catch A Thief was Kelly’s final film with Hitchcock after Dial M for Murder (1954) with Ray Milland and Robert Cummings and Rear Window (1954) with James Stewart. Grant completed four films with Hitchcock including Suspicion (1941) with Joan Fontaine, Notorious (1946) with Ingrid Bergman and North by Northwest (1959) with Eva Marie Saint. In To Catch A Thief, Grant is retired cat burglar John Robie, who must fight to clear his name when a number of French Riviera robberies are committed in his syyle. Meanwhile, husband hunter Frances Stevens (Kelly) has her own quarry, Robie.
West Side Story (1961) is the smash-hit film adaptation of the musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet that opened on Broadway in 1957 with music by Leonard Bernstein and choreography by Stephen Sondheim.
Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, the film tells the story of a turf war between rival gangs in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and the two lovers caught in the middle. Starring Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno, the film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris) and Best Support Actress (Moreno), among others.
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