Just For Laughs: Summer Comedy Movie Series
Sundays at 7pm
July 29th American Graffiti (1973) This whole movie takes place on a summer night in 1962 in Modesto, CA. Two high school grads “cruise the strip” one last time before heading off to college. The rock-n-roll soundtrack alone will take you back to a time when phones still had cords - and tweeting was done by birds. Nostalgia? You bet. Stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford and Wolfman Jack.
August 5th The Princess Bride (1987) Acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, William Goldman, once asked his two daughters who the main character of his new story should be. One said, “A Princess.” The other said, “A Bride.” Thus began the romantic, comic adventures of Buttercup, (The Princess Bride) and our hero, Westley. Kidnapping, giants, evil villains, swords, fantasy. It’s all here - with a heavy dose of unbridled laughter!
August 12th Silver Streak (1974) Who doesn’t love a good “who-done-it?” On a train, no less - with no-stop humor. Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor team up to catch the murderer of an art historian killed on the Silver Streak - the iconic cross-country American train. It’s Murder on the Orient Express meets North by Northwest. Only a lot funnier! This comedy-thriller also stars Jill Clayburgh & Patrick Mcgoohan. “All aboard!"
August 19th Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Look in the dictionary under the term “dysfunctional family” and you’ll see a picture of the Hoovers. Olive, the pudgy seven year old daughter, has just become a finalist in the “Little Miss Sunshine” beauty pageant. The family’s 800 mile trip to the pageant in their VW Microbus will have you in stitches. Steve Carell, Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin star in this “Best Picture” Oscar nominee.
August 26th The Freshman (1990) Perhaps the funniest moment in this entire series is Marlon Brando, decked out as Don Corleone, comically reprising his role in The Godfather. He makes an offer to freshman student, Matthew Broderick – an offer he can’t refuse. All Broderick has to do is “run a few small errands” for a lot of money. Komodo dragons, Bert Parks and lunatic girlfriends all play into to this one-of-a-kind, witty farce.
September 2nd The In-Laws (1979) The finale to this series is truly a legendary Hollywood comedy… What do a well-mannered podiatrist (Alan Arkin) and a crazed CIA agent (Peter Falk) have in common? Nothing… except that Arkin’s daughter is about to marry Falk’s son. Falk drags Arkin kicking and screaming on a crazy international chase involving stolen jets, arms smuggling and banana republics. One final word: “Serpentine.”
The Movies are free and are shown in the Abbott Room Sundays at 7pm