Friday, April 1, 2011

Provincial Archives of Alberta Annual Film Night

Provincial Archives’ Film Night recreates small town Alberta movie house in 1939

On Friday, April 15, the Provincial Archives of Alberta will once again present its annual Film Night with a showcase of rarely seen archival footage from the vaults. This year patrons will purchase a ticket to the past as they experience going to the movies in small town Alberta in 1939.

The playbill includes a typical selection of long and short features audiences would enjoy at the movies in the days before television:

Trigger Fingers – a comedy western featuring Tim McCoy as an undercover FBI agent in a menacing gang of cattle rustlers.

News Parade of the Year - a 1939 newsreel by Castle Film, showing the worrying situation in Europe.

Woodland – a cartoon produced by Terrytoons, creators of Mighty Mouse.

Musical selections - When You Go Up on the Ferris Wheel; Tony Pastor and His Orchestra with That Did it Marie; the Denver Darlings with Mama Don’t Want No Music.

Film Night starts at 8 p.m. at Metro Cinema in the Citadel Theatre, 9828-101A Avenue, Edmonton. Tickets are available at the door only. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. There will be door prizes.

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