Singin' in the Rain: Cleveland Museum of Art

I defy anyone to be in a bad mood after viewing this film--especially Gene Kelly's famous dancing sequence. As one of the reviewers said on Rotten Tomatoes (it's another 100%-er): "If you've never seen it and don't, you're bonkers."

DESCRIPTION

Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can't stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), whom he met while escaping his screaming fans. Watching these intrigues from the sidelines is Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor), Don's best pal and on-set pianist...

Jan 1, 1952

Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

1 hour, 40 minutes

PRE-FILM ART VIEWING 

If you'd like to make the most of your visit, meet me by the front entrance at 12 noon and we can peruse a few of the galleries before meeting up for the movie (or just do so on your own). 

1:30 MOVIE   Morley Lecture Hall, downstairs ~ I will watch for those who have rsvp'd in the area just outside the auditorium until about 1:25, and again following the movie. If you miss the group, look for us upstairs at the Provenance Café. 

Admission: $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over and students: $7.

Museum admittance: free. Ask at the information desk for directions to the auditorium.

3:15  EATS/DISCUSSION main level at the  Provenance Café  

We will choose our food/beverage items in the café, to take to a table in the Atrium.

MOVIE REVIEWS 

Singin' in the Rain is a delight. But with the addition of MGM's catalog of Arthur Freed-Nacio Herb Brown songs -- "You Were Meant for Me," "You Are My Lucky Star," "The Broadway Melody," and of course the title song -- the film becomes one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made. ~Hal Erickson

Fifty years later, it's still a delight with everybody working at the top of his or her game. ~Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, 11150 East Blvd. Directions

Parking: They have an attendant parking garage. $6 for 2 hrs.; $1 per 30 min. thereafter. There is also street parking (free on weekends).

FIRST TIME MOVIEGOERS 

Visit First Time Moviegoers page

FEE 
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  • Debbie

    Thanks Lynda for organizing this meetup ... great movie and group and nice lunch !

    January 2, 2014

  • Barb P

    Hi Lynda, So sorry I missed this, was looking forward to it!:( I was running late and by the time I found parking realized I would have missed the big scene-have since watched it on youtube, always puts me in a good mood! Anyway, my New Year's resolution is to be prompt! Please forgive me this no show; I love this group and really like you!

    January 2, 2014

  • Lynda

    Sheer entertainment: sometimes we just need that! I loved sharing it with such a fine group.

    December 29, 2013

  • Debb L

    If this gets checked,just a reminder to lynda! I will be there but most likly doing the movie and museum with my son and his gf. See you at some point but dont wait for me!

    December 29, 2013

    • Lynda

      Good to see you, Debb!

      December 29, 2013

  • Debb L

    Thanks for arranging!

    December 29, 2013

  • Karen

    Excellent film. I haven't seen any of the classics. Loved the dancing!! Great discussion afterwards with a great group of people! Thanks for organizing Lynda!!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Holly

    DH changed his mind. Hopefully will see you all soon!

    December 29, 2013

  • Barb P

    Gene Kelley dancing and singing about falling in love while oblivious to being drenched by rain? One of the most romantic scenes to ever grace the silver screen? (Heavy sigh!) Count me in!

    2 · December 5, 2013

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