Classics From the Vault presents Dinner at Eight

Classics from the Vault presents Dinner at Eight (1933, USA, 111mins, 14a) Directed by George Cukor Starring Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery Written by Frances Marion Based on the play by George S. Kaufman In the 1930s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios was billed as having “more stars than there are in heaven,” and they made full use of them in Dinner At Eight, which features the likes of Jean Harlow, Canada’s own Marie Dressler,…

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Classics From the Vault presents King Kong!

The Eighth Wonder of the World returns to Toronto screens for One Nite Only! Plus shorts, cartoons and prizes from Rue Morgue Magazine! Thursday, February 24! 7PM The Fox Theatre (2236 Queen St. E at Beach Ave.) KING KONG (1933) Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot and KONG Written by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace 100 mins | 16mm Call it a love story,…

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Classics From The Vault Presents Swing Time

Fred and Ginger return to Classics From The Vault at the Fox Theatre, our celebration of seldom-seen titles from the ’30s and ’40s, this upcoming Thursday, December 16th at 7PM! SWING TIME (1936) Directed by George Stevens Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor More Featuring songs by Jerome Kern 103 min. | PG In their sixth screen collaboration, Astaire plays “Lucky” Garnett, a gambler and dancer who must raise $25 000 to win back the…

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New Classics From The Vault lineup announced

Last Thursday, at the Fox Theatre, we wrapped up the first season of Classics From The Vault, a fun, well-attended, five-month run of classic films that hadn’t played Toronto screens in several years. If you missed out, fear not — here’s the new lineup: November 11 (Remembrance Day): Lewis Milestone’s All Quiet On The Western Front | December 16: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in Swing Time | January 27: An MGM all-star cast in…

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Classics From The Vault presents Scarface (1932)

On Thursday, July 29, 7PM, my new screening series at the Fox Theatre continues with one of my favourite films from Hollywood’s Pre-Code era, Howard Hawks’ Scarface (1932). Considered one of the greatest early gangster films, Paul Muni’s performance in Scarface ranks alongside James Cagney in The Public Enemy and Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar, and would influence the genre for generations to come, from The Godfather to The Sopranos. Scarface chronicles Tony Camonte’s…

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