I've never been to the Louisville Palace for a concert, but I hope to someday. It's a beautiful, regal setting that I imagine would only complement any form of good music. Setting is important. I've not seen music there, but I have seen a couple movies, and last year I had the supreme pleasure of watching Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times in this setting. Anyone who knows me knows of my intense love of this classic master of cinema; this is one of his best films, and I admit to shedding a tear or three during the final shot of the film. It's pure magic. I was able to see this film at the Palace as part of their annual summer movie series, which returns this weekend. This year's theme: the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Suspense.
The series starts tonight, Friday, with Rebecca. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1940, also securing the prize for Best Cinematography and nine other nominations. Laurence Olivier stars as Maxim de Winter, who has recently married his second wife (Joan Fontaine) following the death of his first. However, all is not well, as he cannot shake the memory of his first wife, and this haunts he, his wife, and his household.
The second film of the series screens tomorrow, Saturday: Shadow of a Doubt. This is the story of a bored teenager by name of Charlotte (Teresa Wright). She is thrilled with the news of the impending visit of her uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten). However, two men show up before and deliver an unbelievable supposition: Charlotte's uncle may be a notorious serial killer known for knocking off rich widows.
Admission to films at the Palace is only $5; season tickets can be purchased for $42. All movies start at 8:00. The Louisville Palace is located at 625 S. 4th Street. Complete details of the film series can be found at the Palace website.
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