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.
Read more at: http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/eventsandexhibits/default.aspx