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Summer Classics: ‘Rear Window’ endures as a Hitchcock masterpiece

Some films that make it onto the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series took time to develop their classic status, or even went out of favor for a while. That was never the case with Rear Window (1954), which shows at 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: Grant and Hepburn charm in Hitchcock-lite ‘Charade’

“What is he doing?” my wife exclaimed, as we watched Cary Grant take a shower in a (no doubt) designer suit in Charade. He was being charming, of course. Charade, this week’s entry in the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series is a … Continue reading

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A scary Summer Classics double feature: ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ and ‘The Black Cat’

For the past few weeks, the Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics series has been offering big, venerable classics, including E.T. last week and The Sound of Music the previous week. It’s time to change things up, and our favorite downtown movie house is doing just … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: The quotable ‘Casablanca’

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Casablanca  (1942) is the star-crossed lovers Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), whose passion couldn’t overcome the war that tore them apart. The thing most people say are the quotes. You … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics 2015

Big names! Big titles! Big action! Sumptuous romance! Hilarious comedy! Yes, summertime is blockbuster season, when Hollywood rolls out popcorn fare and huge crowd pleasers. This year’s Summer Classics series as the Kentucky Theatre takes a similar tact, loading the … Continue reading

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Review: Ben Sollee at the Kentucky Theatre

Musicians often give hometown shows around holidays. Thanksgiving or Christmas visits can provide the perfect excuse for a hometown gig. But it was only fitting that the holiday Ben Sollee chose to make a Kentucky Theatre stand was Earth Day. After … Continue reading

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Rosa Goddard Fest: ‘Cleo from 5 to 7’

We’ve all experienced that period of waiting, a set time at which you are supposed to receive some news — test scores, a potential job offer, medical test results — and the time until then to wait. That is the … Continue reading

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Rosa Goddard Fest: ‘Valerie and Her Week of Wonders’

It is safe to say you probably will not confuse Wednesday’s offering in the Rosa Goddard International Film Festival with the Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics Series of primarily populist hits that ran Wednesdays for the past three months. But in … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: Federico Fellini’s ‘8½’

The Kentucky Theatre‘s Summer Classics series comes to a close today as it has in recent years with a foreign classic to sort of lead into the revived Rosa Goddard International Film Festival that will take over the Wednesday special … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Harvey’

If you are going to hang an entire movie on a central character who is an alcoholic and firmly believes he hangs out with a six-foot, 3-inch white rabbit, you need to have an actor who can pull it off. And … Continue reading

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