Thursday, August 23, 2012
Singin' in the Rain on the "Big Screen".
Last night, during a huge thunderstorm, My husband Stephen and I drove to the Century-Oro Valley Market Place Theater in Arizona, to see one of my favorite musicals, Singin' in the Rain. I would say 30 other people, also.. came out in the rain to see the classic musical.
I was thrilled to have been one of those who were selected to receive two TCM promotional passes, for the 8/22/12 showing. I have not been to a movie theater, since my son was a little boy.
I have to share with you, that seeing a classic film, on the "big screen" is an amazing experience. I hope all of you get the opportunity to experience it at least once.
Watching the film, in a theater armed with a bag of movie popcorn and drink, sitting with an audience, is like seeing the classic for the first time. With the large size screen you really do see more detail:
The costumes really sparkled and were more amazing on the "Big Screen".
When Don was doing his "Make um Laugh" routine you could actually see his feet ripping up the carpet.
As I mentioned before.. we had a huge thunderstorm in Tucson, last night and while we were watching Gene Kelly, "Singin' in the Rain" routine, you could actually hear large claps of thunder, from outside the theater.. it was amazingly(is that a word) good timing.
Gene Kelly, dancing routines are breathtaking. Seeing the film at the theater, made me realize how well Gene Kelly, really danced..
Cyd Charise, was full of energy and commanded the screen in all her dance numbers, even though she did not have any speaking parts.
Jean Hagen's voice, was even more irritating on the 'Big Screen". Matter of fact "that voice" is still ringing in my ears.
Debbie Reynolds, voice seemed very girlish.. but it worked...
My gosh.. the color just popped off the screen, it was like watching a firework display, in some of the scenes. The black and white scenes, were amazing and odd. It was the first time in my life, that I had ever seen one up on the "big screen". Thank you The Lady Eve, Jill and Michael for making this possible! I had a wonderful time. A night I will remember for the rest of my life..
Please click here to read my Singin in the Rain movie review.