The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre, sponsored by Peconic Landing continues with classic films this winter and spring. All films start at 8 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door and include a small box of popcorn. For the $28 prix-fixe "Dinner and a Movie" package, call Page at 63 Main (631-725-1810), IL Capuccino (631-725-2747) or Sen (631-725-1774). Beginning February 15, the dinner package will be available at Dockside (631-725-7100). Cost does not include sales tax, beverage or gratuities.
Here is the lineup (source of descriptions from IMDB):
Frank Capra WEEKEND
Friday, January 18 - State of the Union (1948)
124 min - Comedy | Drama - 30 April 1948 (USA)
Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson. Directed by Frank Capra.
Saturday, January 19 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
129 min - Drama - 19 October 1939 (USA)
Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destRoy Smith through a scandal. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains. Directed by Frank Capra
Fred MacMurray WEEKEND
Friday, January 25 - The Absent-minded Professor (1961)
92 min - Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi - 16 March 1961 (USA)
A bumbling professor accidently invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself. Starring Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson and Keenan Wynn.
Saturday, January 26 - Double Indemnity (1944)
107 min - Crime | Drama | Film-Noir - 24 April 1944 (USA)
In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train-track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man. Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Fritz Lang WEEKEND
Friday, February 1 - M (1931)
117 min - Crime | Drama | Thriller - 31 August 1931 (Sweden)
Someone is murdering children in Berlin. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible. Starring Peter Lorre. Directed by Fritz Lang