On Saturdays, July 21 and 28, and August 4, Heritage Square Museum presents its annual Silent and Classic Movie Nights series, sponsored by Vidéothèque. The museum will feature films that include some of the most funny comedy teams, best dramatic actresses, and classic cartoons from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
On Saturday, July 21 is family night with some classic cartoons and short features from Our Gang/Little Rascals and the Three Stooges. First off, after some great 1920s and '30s cartoons, guests will enjoy "Our Gang Follies" (1938) with Alfalfa and his big dreams of becoming an opera singer.
Remembering the 100th anniversary of the the sinking, the museum will show "Titanic" (1953) on July 28, a film featuring the legendary Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb. Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to get custody of the children.
Finally, on August 4, come watch "Horse Feathers" (1932), a classic comedy from the Marx Brothers. Groucho Marx is cast as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the newest president of Huxley College. His son, Frank (Zeppo Marx) has been a Huxley student for 12 years. With the college in trouble, Grouch must hire a couple of good football players, Mullen and McHardie (Jim Pierce and Nat Pendleton). Unfortunately, he signs up the wrong men for the Huxley team: Baravelli (Chico Marx), the ice man/bootlegger, and Pinky (Harpo Marx) the dogcatcher.
Admission is free for museum members and a $10 donation for the general public. The gates open at 7:30 for picnics with the show starting after 8 p.m. These special screenings will take place on the lawn near the Palms Depot. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on, a small picnic to eat before the movies begin, and warm clothing. Beverages and snacks will be available with suggested donation.