Sit under the stars and watch free movies at the Old Pasadena Film Festival every Friday and Saturday night during the month of July. Locations vary from the courtyard in Hugus Alley at One Colorado, the Armory, and Distant Lands to the Conscientious Projector and Central Park.
There are some award winners like Gravity and Life Is Beautiful as well as Tennessee Williams’ southern gothic mystery Suddenly Last Summer (1959) with Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift.
Also on the menu is the Marx Brothers’ Animal Crackers and the light-weight pairing of Rock Hudon and Doris Day in Lover Come Back. It gets eery (in a wonderfully dated way) with The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum, both starring the eminent Vincent Price.
Wes Anderson’s quirky story of young love (12-year-old young love) in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom, is an interesting choice for a family event. We loved the film, but some moments may make young’uns squirm in their seat while they sit with Mom and Dad. But it’s an eccentric, fun, and tender film. Well recommended.
Enjoy comedy from another era with Neil Simon’s Odd Couple (1968), starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
The festival opens on Saturday, July 5th with the B-movie spoof Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978):