The votes have been counted, the movies selected, and Pensacola’s Saenger Theatre is set to resume its popular Summer Classic Movie Series on Saturday, July 16.
The ten-week series will see the Saenger screen one classic film each Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. through September 17.
This year’s series features some of Hollywood’s most legendary actors — including Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Doris Day, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor — as well as the work of groundbreaking directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, and Orson Welles. The ten films featured won a total of 35 Oscar awards and include two films — “Citizen Kane” and “The Maltese Falcon” — which are celebrating their 75th anniversaries in 2016.
The Saenger Theatre, located at 118 South Palafox Street, opened in 1925 and continued to operate as a cinema until 1975. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theatre is now owned and operated by the City of Pensacola as a performance venue.
The schedule for this year’s series is as follows:
- 7/16/2016 — “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
- 7/23/2016 — “The Man Who Knew Too Much”
- 7/30/2016 — “Key Largo”
- 8/6/2016 — “The Maltese Falcon”
- 8/13/2016 — “Ben Hur”
- 8/20/2016 — “An American In Paris”
- 8/27/2016 — “North by Northwest”
- 9/3/2016 — “The Sting”
- 9/10/2016 — “Citizen Kane”
- 9/17/2016 — “Gone With the Wind
Tickets for this year’s Saenger Classic Movie Series, sponsored by Covenant Care, are on sale now and are still only $5.00 each for general admission seating, officials said. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Saenger Theatre Box office, located at 22 East Intendencia Street, or on the night of each movie beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are only available for purchase at the Saenger Theatre Box Office.”Attendance was up 18% for last year’s series and we expect attendance to continue for this year,” said Kathy Summerlin, the theatre’s marketing director. “We are very pleased with the support of the community as well as our sponsors.”