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For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 13, 2013
The local chain of Megaplex Theaters has apparently been studying the Cinemark model for showing vintage movies on the big screen and has decided to give it a go with 16 older films to be shown over the next eight weeks. If it's successful, more will follow.
The series is kicking off this week with the locally made 1984 version of "Footloose," which made a star of Kevin Bacon, and the ever-popular "Ghost" (1990), starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
Upcoming are "Saturday Night Fever," "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Quiet Man," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and the "Grease" sing-along, among others.
But my recommendation this week is a one-night-only event down in Provo. On Friday, Sept. 13, the great Frank Capra classic "Lost Horizon" will be shown on the BYU campus at 7 p.m. (http://lib.byu.edu/sites/artcomm/).
Based on James Hilton's novel, the story revolves around the hidden city of Shangri-La, high in the Himalayas, where adventurer Ronald Colman and friends show up unexpectedly … they think … and scoff when told that no one ever ages in this magical place. But, as you might expect, the scoffing gives way to wonderment.
A beautiful film with a great musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin and a wonderful central performance by Colman, with an expert supporting cast. And director Capra is at the peak of his powers.