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A Tale of Two Cities

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

That famous line opens the classic novel by Charles Dickens. This film is the 1935 adaptation of the novel, and it's considered the best screen version of this novel. French Revolution, love, and a guillotine. What's not to love?

The show begins at 8pm. Let's meet at 7:30-7:45pm in the main lobby. I'll have the bouquet of flowers with me so that you can find the group.

Please note that the show is CASH ONLY. This film will run a bit longer than usual, so we'll be finished around 10:20pm.

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  • Jennifer and A.

    Must better setting and company to watch it in this time than in 1959. Also, glad that I didn't have to pay attention and worry about writing an essay for Ms. Menendian afterwards. If Joe Bob at the Drive In Movie was reviewing this in terms of body count (He was a San Francisco Chronicle newspaper columnist), he would only give it two bodies out of ten. A modern re-make (especially if Tarrantino was the director) would be more graphic.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Maria

    I really liked this film, especially because it remained very faithful to the novel. Naturally, some aspects were taken out, but for the most part, the stuff that was presented was very true to the novel. The novel does delve a bit more into Sydney Carton's character, including his childhood, which explains his character a bit more. But as a film, and as an adaptation of a novel, this film was really good.

    May 6, 2013

  • Greg

    Didn't get a chance to talk much to everyone. What did you all think of it? I liked it, seemed like a pretty complex film for its time, not that I have enough knowledge of these things to know.

    May 6, 2013

  • Maria

    Hi everyone! Glad that we have a crowd coming out for this film adaptation of a Dickens classic. I can't wait. I also have two small announcements:

    1) I'll likely be at the theatre closer to 7:45pm than to 7:30. Please hang out in the lobby, but know that I will arrive at some point or other within the time indicated in the event description. ;)

    2) At the last museum film, they announced that the 102nd Avenue bridge heading west from 124th street will be closed for construction for a few months. An alternative route for those heading westward is to take Stony Plain Road to 135th or 136th street, and then follow that street to 102 ave, then entering the museum grounds from the west. See you all then! :)

    May 2, 2013

    • Maria

      I just had a look at the City's website, and now I'm not sure that it's this bridge that will be closed. I actually think it's the Stony Plain Road Bridge that's closed, the one that goes over Groat Road, and it's a few blocks north of 102 ave. I think that for those who usually take 102 ave west from 124th street, you should actually be fine. At any rate, give yourselves enough time, just in case.

      May 5, 2013

    • Maria

      Here's the website with more information, in case this closure does affect anyone:


      May 5, 2013

  • Jennifer and A.

    I last saw this film when I took freshman English in high school (9th grade). It was relatively new at that time (1959). It was of great assistance since I had avoided reading the actual book, substituting a condensed, comic book version. (My understanding of religion is also based on comic books and old Charleton Heston movies. Did you know that God belongs to the NRA?)

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • Maria

      Hahaha! In all fairness, the book might be a bit difficult for Grade 9. I first read it in Grade 11/ English 20, and even at that time, my teacher congratulated the class on reading an advanced and fairly complex book. And no, I had no idea that God belonged to the NRA. Does the Second Amendment also cover locusts and floods?

      May 5, 2013

    • Greg

      What does God need a gun for? Doesn't he/she have much better armaments?

      May 5, 2013

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