Every Wednesday Matinee
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium. In May 2018, family classic movies will be shown. The movies are as follows:
May 2: Cheaper by the Dozen – Starring: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy and Jeanne Crain. A family classic, based on the true life story of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and his wife, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, early twentieth century industrial engineers who lived in Montclair. As an efficiency expert, Frank Gilbreth tries to apply his exacting work standards to raising their twelve children. (1950, 126 minutes, color).
May 9: Belles on their Toes – Starring: Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter and Edward Arnold. In this sequel to the classic “Cheaper By The Dozen” Lillian Moller Gilbreth is a widow. She, however, continues her work as an industrial engineer, while struggling to keep her family together. (1952, 89 minutes, color).
May 16: Meet Me In St. Louis – Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Lucille Bremer, Mary Astor and Leon Ames. Four sisters at the turn of the 20th century learn vital lessons about life and love as their family prepares to move to New York City. (1944, 113 minutes, color).
May 23: The King and I – Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders and Rex Thompson. Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to serve as a governess to the many children of the King of Siam. The house she has been promised is not available, she threatens to leave, but falls in love with the royal children. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her upbringing inhibits her from joining the King’s harem. She is about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind. (1956, 133 minutes, color).
May 30: Captains Courageous – Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracey, Lionel Barry Moore and Melvyn Douglas. A boy comes of age on a fishing schooler captained by a man who teaches him valuable lessons in life, respect, self-sufficiency and discipline. (1937, 112 mins, color).
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.