Special Double Bill Event – Sunday, June 23, 2019

TFS presents its SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT, the twelvth programme in SEASON 71, on SUNDAY, June 23, 2019 at THE KINGSWAY THEATRE*!

Current TFS Members’ tickets and Trial Memberships for this terrific double-bill may be purchased below in advance for only $10. The price at the door on the day of the screening is $12.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:15 PM – SHOWTIME IS AT 2:00 PM SHARP
5 MINUTE INTRODUCTION PRIOR TO EACH FILM

WHOOPEE! (1930) 93 min. (Colour)
Directed by Thornton Freeland, with Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory

 

This famous stage play, also made as a silent film in 1926 as The Nervous Wreck, has interracial themes.  The heroine, who is being forced to marry the town’s sheriff, is in love with a man who is part-Native Indian.  Along comes hypochondriac Eddie Cantor to inadvertently help her achieve her goal of marrying the man she wants. The cast is from the Broadway production; it’s in gorgeous early Technicolor; Florenz Ziegfeld produced the film along with Sam Goldwyn; and it’s Busby Berkeley’s choreography début! Two future stars, Paulette Goddard and Betty Grable, can be spotted in the array of Golden Girls.  Cinematography is by three of the greats: Lee Garmes, Gregg Toland and Ray Rennahan.

15 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN FILMS

WAKE UP AND DREAM (1934) 77 min. (b&w)
Directed by Kurt Neumann with Russ Columbo, Roger Pryor, June Knight, Andy Devine, Henry Armetta

A humorous, light musical about a vaudeville trio who hope to make it in the Big Time.  With Andy Devine as a “boy-toy” and Russ Columbo in his first, and last, feature role, this film was made before the Hays Code, but released shortly after. Come see why Columbo would have rivalled Bing as a singing star had he not been the victim of a terrible accident which ended his life at the age of 26.  Great voice, with looks to boot.

 

The Kingsway is located at 3030 Bloor Street West at the corner of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.  It is accessible by subway and there is parking available in the neighbourhood.  There is a fully-licensed concession bar which also offers a fine selection of food as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

*THE KINGSWAY THEATRE ENFORCES STRICT RULES PROHIBITING ANY OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGES, LARGE BAGS, OR BACKPACKS IN THE THEATRE. ALL SUCH ITEMS will have to be checked at the theatre’s coat check room, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Purses are allowed.  

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