Shirley Temple Double Feature (!!!) at Bank of America Cinema
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Sat August 14 at 8:00 PM, Bank of America Cinema
4901 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Another night at the movies brought to you by Chicago's most secret once-a-week motion picture venue. This week we've got two musicals on 35mm, The Littlest Rebel (1935) and Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) - plus a short, "The Pie Covered Wagon" (1932).
To get to the cinema, you have to go to the back of the Bank of America branch we're located in (there's a huge parking lot there that you can park in, if you're driving) and go to the door that says "Bank of America Cinema" above it.

Easiest way to get there by CTA from most parts is to take the Blue Line to Irving Park and then the 80 bus west to Lamon (though walking the leg from the train to the cinema is kind of nice, it's only about a mile).

Doors open at 7:30.

Regular tickets are $5, tickets for those over 55 or under 12 are $3.

Popcorn, candy, and soda are all available for cheap!


Here's the write-up of the films from our paper program, written by MeFi's own goatdog:

"We’ve gone far too long without a film featuring Our Gang reject Shirley Temple, so we’re overcompensating with a saccharine musical double feature. First up is a very loose remake of the Mary Pickford vehicle Poor Little Rich Girl, where Temple plays a lost soap heiress who’s taken in by a pair of downtrodden musicians (Alice Faye and Jack Haley). Second, she’s The Littlest Rebel, the daughter of a Confederate officer who’s slated for execution. America’s little sweetheart and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson have to save the day by dancing for Honest Abe, although the Civil War is hardly in evidence. The New York Herald Tribune said 'The child star is as good a partner for the great Bill Robinson as Miss Rogers is for Mr. Astaire.'"

The films are 79 and 70 minutes long, and both will be on 35mm.
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