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THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

   

Agawam Cultural Council announces
2009 Great Musicals Film Festival.

35mm films shown on the big screen

The Agawam Cultural Council is planning a four-film series for lovers of classic Hollywood musicals. Ticket price for the Sunday afternoon showings is $6 per ticket (adults/seniors) and $4.00 (children uner 12), which includes complimentary desserts before the show. There will also be a free drawing held for door prizes. All showings will be held at Agawam Family Cinemas at 866 Suffield Street, Agawam, and begin at 1:15 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm.

SUNDAY | APRIL 5

The 2009 Spring Musical Film Festival begins on Sunday, April 5, with the Broadway hit, West Side Story. Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but set among the tenements of mid-20th century New York City, West Side Story stars Natalie Wood as Maria, and Richard Beymer as Tony -- star-crossed lovers caught in the midst of a turf war between rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets.

WINNER OF 10 ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY | APRIL 19      Your Choice

    
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1939 | B&W - Color | rated G
Join Dorothy (Judy Garland) and friends on a magical, musical trip “over the rainbow” to the Emerald City in this beautifully restored version that will have you tapping your feet (and clicking your heels)!
 

 

1952 | Technicolor | rated G

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor offer a comic depiction of Hollywood’s transition from the silent era to sound in what is widely acknowledged to be one of the best musicals ever made.

   

SUNDAY | APRIL 26      

1951 | Technicolor | not rated
This winner of seven Academy Awards
was inspired by the George Gershwin
composition, and stars Gene Kelly and
Leslie Caron (in her big-screen debut).
Directed by Vincente Minnelli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY | MAY 3

1954 | Anscocolor | rated G
Set in 1850s Oregon, this musical comedy
starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel is
noted for its unusual choreography, which
makes dance numbers out of mundane frontier
pursuits such as chopping wood and
(most famously) raising a barn.
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer.