Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:00pm (doors 2:00pm)
$15 general admission, $10 for members
Join us for a “Oscar Night” pre-party and screening of the classic Academy Award-Winning 1942 film “Casablanca” as part of the 2020 “Better on the Big Screen” Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works and Richmond University Medical Center.
Fill out your “Oscar Ballot” for a chance to win season passes for two (2) to the 2020 “Better on the Big Screen” Classic Movie Series!
2:00pm – Doors Open – Walk the Red Carpet
2:30pm – Pre-Show Organ Music by Ian Fraser
3:00pm – “Casablanca” movie screening
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history–Casablanca. Rick Blaine (Bogart–The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny) owns a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, frequented by refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II now raging across Europe and Northern Africa. But all that changes when Ilsa Lund (Bergman–Gaslight, Notorious) walks through the front door of Rick’s club–Rick must now choose between a life with the woman he loves and becoming the hero that both she and the world need.