Kentucky Theater Summer Classics, Part 2

Robert Duvall as Lt. Col. Kilgore, Albert Hall as Chief and Martin Sheen as Capt. Willard in "Apocalypse Now."  © United Artists photo via AP.

Robert Duvall as Lt. Col. Kilgore, Albert Hall as Chief and Martin Sheen as Capt. Willard in “Apocalypse Now.” © United Artists photo via AP.

The opening of the newly digital Kentucky Theater last weekend coincided with the announcement of the rest of the Summer Classics series for this year.

The theater announced the first part of the popular series late last month, but held off with the July and August offerings to finalize a few things. Now the list is out and includes things from the somewhat recent and not-so-recent past.

Gene Wilder leads the cast of the Mel Brooks classic Young Frankenstein (1974) May 10. You are welcome for the Puttin on the Ritz earworm.

July 17 is a time-honored crowd-pleaser, Gregory Peck in his iconic performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird (1962).

The annual Hitchcock offering is July 24 with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) with James Stewart and Doris Day.

William Powell and Carole Lombard star in My Man Godfrey (1936) on July 31.

Aug. 7 is one of the classic Vietnam War movies, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979), starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and a very young Laurence Fishburne.

The next week, Aug. 14, is a classic John Wayne western with Rio Bravo (1959), co-starring Angie Dickinson.

Titanic – no, not that Titanic – is Aug. 21 with Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner in the 1953 version that was years ahead of Kate and Leo.

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon star in the comedy classic Some Like it Hot (1959) Aug. 28.

And the series ends Sept. 4 with a bunch of tough guys including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn in The Great Escape (1963).

As usual, showtimes are 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. and tickets are $5.



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