I hope 2013 has started off well for all of you! I just wanted to let everyone know that the Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre in Jersey City has announced its first film event of 2013. The theme is "Who Done It?" and there are four great films that will be shown. On Friday, January 25th, there will be a Sherlock Holmes double feature starting at 8pm. The films will be Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon and The Woman in Green starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The choice of these two movies is interesting because Holmes' arch enemy, Dr Moriarty, is his nemesis in both. However, Lionel Atwill portrays the villainous Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon while Henry Daniell plays the evil doctor in The Woman in Green. I must admit that Henry Daniell is my favorite in the role. In addition to the two films, there will be a short from 1927 which contains an interview with Arthur Conan Doyle. The price for this event is $10!!! Now that's a deal!
On Saturday, January 26th, there will be two more films shown. At 6 pm, To Catch a Thief starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly will start off the evening. To me, this is one of Alfred Hitchcock's best movies. It has glamour, humor, romance, and mystery. Very few films give you such a rich blend of style and substance, this is one of the few. At 8:20 pm, The Usual Suspects will be shown. This film boasts a talented ensemble cast led by Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, and Benicio Del Toro. The admission to each movie on Saturday night is $7. However, there is usually a discount if you buy tickets for both movies.
My hubby David and I love our weekends at the Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre. It is run by volunteers who have a love of film and this grand old theater. As a result, the atmosphere is like something out the past. We love to buy our $1 popcorn boxes (yes, it is really $1) and listen to the organist play the Wonder Morton before each film. If you live in North Jersey or the NYC area, you should come!