CITIZEN KANE (1941) – News-Gazette Film Series
Date/Time(s): Sat, May 27, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
(119 min)Orson Welles’s epic tale of a publishing tycoon’s rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film. The film, budgeted at $800,000, received unanimous critical praise event at the time of its release, although ti was not a commercial success (partly due to its limited distribution and delayed release by RKO due to pressure exerted by famous meglomaniac publisher W.R. Hearst) – until it was re-released after World War II, found well-deserved (but delayed) recognition in Europe, and then played on television.
2016-2017 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES
Join us one Saturday each month as we screen the most beloved classic films of all time. Virginia Theatre organist David Schroeder performs on the Virginia’s historic Wurlitzer Pipe Organ at most News- Gazette screenings. NEW this year: before each 7pm News-Gazette film, take a trip back in time with a short sing-a-long with David at the Wurlitzer and our historic glass slides as your guide! The Virginia Theatre houses one of the largest collections in the country of these unique glass slides, each set printed with the lyrics to a classic tune from days gone by. Warm up your pipes and bring the whole family!