Chalmers-Wesley Classic Film Club: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Description: If you love classic cinema and would like to experience a night at the movies as it was “back in the day,” Chalmers-Wesley United Church (78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec) has a new series for you and your friends!
On the second-last Friday every month, at 7:30 p.m., the Chalmers-Wesley Classic Film Club will show a movie in the lower hall of the church as it would have been seen at the time – with newsreels, film shorts and cartoons before the main feature. The films will be chosen from different decades and different genres. Some will be well-known favourites; others will be lesser-known, for you to discover.
To make the experience more authentic, a “snack bar” in the “lobby” will feature candy and beverages available during the era. You won’t be able to buy a chocolate bar for five cents, but the prices will be low. Fresh popcorn with real melted butter will be on offer, of course.
Admission is $5 per adult or the bargain price of $40 for the series of ten films to be shown between September and June. FREE PARKING is available in the church lot.
For further information, please contact Eline Brock at 418-951-7379.

The Jan. 24th movie is "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" (1954) starring Jane Powell, Howard Keel, and Russ Tamblyn. When an 1850s backwoodsman unexpectedly comes home from town with a bride to help on the farm, his six brothers decide they'd like wives, too. So how does one go about getting 6 more brides? Starring dancers from the New York City Ballet (who helped make this a hit on Broadway), the singing and dancing is as wonderful as the directing and cinematography. Filmed in Technicolor, this movie is a feast for all senses!

Come join us at Chalmers-Wesley United Church (78, rue St-Ursule in Old Quebec) on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening at the movies as you would have experienced it "in the day". The price is $5 per person.

Friday, Feb 21 – "Inherit the Wind" (1960). A drama starring Spencer Tracy, Frederick March, Gene Kelly and Dick York. In 1925 Tennessee, a high school teacher dared to break the law by doing the unthinkable – he discussed the theory of evolution with his students. Thus began the so-called “Scopes Monkey Trial,” which is well dramatized in this film directed by Stanley Kramer.

Friday, Mar 20 – "The Quiet Man" (1952). A comedy for St. Patrick’s Day starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. No, John Wayne didn’t only do Westerns! This film, shot in Ireland, tells the story of an American former boxer whose marriage to a lovely Irish girl is nearly destroyed before it’s even begun for the sake of Irish tradition. It includes one of the best fight scenes the Duke ever played!

Friday, Apr 17 – "A Patch of Blue" (1965). A drama starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, and Shelley Winters. A chance encounter in the park leads to a very special friendship between a blind girl from the slums and an African American man. He wants to help her out of her poverty and desperate home life, but somehow there is also something more. Though not a particularly well-known movie, you won’t forget this poignant story of love and hope. (Some mature themes)

Friday, May 22 – "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1965). A Western starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin. “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Jimmy Stewart, an eastern lawyer, decides to take a chance in the West, but is shocked and appalled by the gun violence that IS the law. Although he doesn’t want to, Stewart eventually has to abandon his ideals in order to protect the town (and himself) from the town bully, Liberty Valance. But the question remains, who shot Liberty Valance?

Friday, June 26 – "The Long, Long Trailer "(1954). A comedy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. When Desi is offered a job in California, he and his newly-wed wife go cross country with their brand new “house on wheels.” It’s not as simple as modern RVing we enjoy today, though, and with Lucy in the car, any crazy thing can happen (and usually does!). As we get ready for summer, and perhaps our own road trips, we might take this as a cautionary tale… or just a great laugh to send us on our way.

Location: Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Québec
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm EST
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Organization Member
Updated: Friday, January 3, 2020 2:56am GMT