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August 14th ” The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie” 8:15 pm(postponed from last Wednesday)


“The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie”

directed by Chuck Jones and Phil Munroe

The 1979 movie is a collection of Warner Bros. short cartoon features starring Mel Blanc as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy duck, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew and Arthur Q.Bryan as Elmer Fudd.  The animations are interspersed by Bugs Bunny reminiscing on past events

click below to view the original trailer

September 12th “The Artist” 8:00 pm


“The Artist”

directed by Michel Hazanavicius

The 2011 French film in the style of a black-and-white silent film. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star (Jean Dujardin) and a rising young actress (Bérénice Bejo) as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the “talkies”.

It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win for Best Actor. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture, and the first mainly silent film to win since 1927’s Wings and Sunrise won best picture awards at the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. It was also the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955’s Marty, and the first black-and-white film to win since 1993’s Schindler’s List.

click below to view the trailer

August 22nd “An American In Paris” 8:15 PM

“An American In Paris”

 directed by

Vincente Minnelli

The 1951 Musical starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin’s music. Songs and music include “I Got Rhythm “,”I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise”and “Our Love Is Here to Stay”. The climax of the film is “The American in Paris” ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin’s An American In Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000

Winner of 6 Academy awards in 1951 including Best Picture!

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August 8th “The Lion King” 8:15 pm

“The Lion King”

directed by

Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff

The 1994 animated musical

The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa,  It tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to take his father Mufasa’s place as king. However, after Simba’s uncle Scar kills Mufasa, he must stop his uncle from conquering the Pride Lands and avenge his father.

The voice cast includes Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings.

click below to view the trailer


Hey Everyone–

The radar maps are heavy with green (rain!) and heading our way –so unfortunately we are going to cancel.  We have not given up on “The Namesake”–check back, we may sneak it in on another unused “raindate” or switch out our documentary at the end of the season.  Sorry to all –but you must not fool with Mother Nature.

July 30th “The Namesake”

Hi Everyone

We here at Films in Van Vorst are keeping our fingers crossed for tonight’s showing of The Namesake. We really want to show it and we know everyone will love it…. However, is predicting some isolated thunderstorms–so our plan is that we will proceed as if the weather will cooperate and we’ll make a decision closer to showtime.

“The Namesake” postponed due to weather

“The Namesake” has been postponed due to weather. We have moved the film screening to it’s rain date Wednesday,  July 30th at 8:30 pm.

July 5th – Rain Update

Tonight’s movie has been postponed due to worsening weather conditions.
“Manhattan Murder Mystery” will be screened on July 12th at 8PM.


Rain Update June 14th: POSTPONED

This week's show is posponed due to probability of rain this evening. 

The weather seems to be conspiring against this event (what is it with wednesdays and rain?).

We will decide at 4pm whether today's screening (a rain date from last week's washout) is going to proceed or not.

Stay tuned.

Thanks – Johnny

Rain Update!

Raising Arizona has been postponed due to the weather forecast conditions for tomorrow and it will be screened next Wednesday June 14 at 8pm.

Please continue to check this website for future updates.