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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Free movies at the Uptown

You may have read about this elsewhere in the paper, but I wanted to be sure all P-and-P readers got the news: The grand reopening of the Uptown Theater, now operated by the Seattle International Film Festival, kicks off this weekend, and Sunday brings the start of five days of free classic movies. Yes, they’re free — if you present a same-day receipt (for any amount) from any Queen Anne business. Pick up a coffee or grab a burger before the show, and you’re set. (Without a receipt, tickets are still a bargain: $5.) Here are the movies, which include some of my favorites; for more information, see www.siff.net.
Twentieth Century” (1934, with John Barrymore and Carole Lombard; a real treat): Sunday at noon, Wednesday at 6 p.m.
West Side Story” (1961; love that finger-snapping): Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Thursday (10/27) at 6 p.m.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1974; “NI!”): Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Singin’ in the Rain” (1952; Gene Kelly, an umbrella, and happiness): Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001; Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, and Owen Wilson in a cowboy hat): Monday at 5 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (1985; Tim Burton directs Pee-Wee Herman, looking for his bike): Monday at 6 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Citizen Kane” (1941; Orson Welles and “Rosebud . . . .”): Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Annie Hall” (1977; because we need the eggs): Monday at 8 p.m., Tuesday at 5 p.m.
L.A. Confidential” (1997; Curtis Hanson meets James Ellroy): Monday at 9 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Godfather” (1972; Coppola’s masterpiece): Tuesday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m.
And here’s just a peek at “West Side Story,” — in honor of its 50th anniversary this year. Even better on the big screen.

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