Fri, Sep 6
Ticket Special! In addition to regular ticket prices, thanks to an anonymous donor, tickets are $3 for ages 30 & under. The patio will be open prior to the show with refreshments including beer & wine.
Directed by Frank Capra (1939); Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold; 130 mins., NR
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Capra’s classic comedy-drama and considered by many to be his greatest achievement in film and established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest roles. Stewart’s character represents the powerful forces of American freedom, democracy and morality over oppression and evil in his emotional portrait of a naïve, idealist, patriotic young politician who, after being sent to Washington as a junior senator from an un-named state, matures in wisdom, fights political corruption within his state’s political machine, and guards American values as a moral hero. The film received 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Score, Best Sound Recording, Best Film Editing, Best Interior Direction, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Story.