Celebrate The Maple Theater's Last Weekend With Secret Cinema
As the new operators of The Maple Theater enter the final planning stages of renovations, the venue is hosting "Secret Cinema" - a classic film series with a twist: you won't know which film you're seeing until the lights go down.
For this parting event, the theater is giving fans a chance to revel in the past before saying their goodbyes by presenting titles selected from the AFI's top 100 list.
Tickets are just $5 and include complimentary popcorn.
Monday night, brave cinephiles were treated to Mike Nichol's 1967 bittersweet bildungsroman, "The Graduate". Audience size more than doubled Tuesday evening for Francis Ford Coppola's sweeping masterwork, "The Godfather". Wednesday saw similar attendance for Orson Welles' iconic tour de force, "Citizen Kane". And Fans of Old Hollywood received another feast for the eyes Thursday night with a screening of Michael Curtiz' "Casablanca".
Friday saw a change of pace with Steven Spielberg's enduring sci-fi gem, "E.T." The genre shift didn't stop the audience from applauding however, and movie lovers both old and young left the auditorium beaming.
The series continues through the weekend, with The Maple set to close Monday, July 23rd. Tonight's selection will feature an introduction by former Maple manager Ruth Daniels and new owner Jon Goldstein will close out the series Sunday night.
The festivites continue tonight with a film that could be called the quintessential "Maple" movie. If you're looking to spoil the surprise, here's your hint: the lead actress starred in a film whose title was a reference to another Secret Cinema pick.
If you can't make it to the show, be sure to check back with Bloomfield Patch tomorrow to see what you missed.