Heritage House is launching the Retro-Politan Summer Film Series with a summer-long series of quarantine breakout screenings.
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. films on a particular monthly theme will be presented in the upstairs in the Cine-Nabe Room, or community movie theater, of Heritage House Arts & Civic Center.
Due to licensing requirements, a description of the film without title, character names, or distributor name is being provided.
Due to very limited seating (in conjunction with Cinema Safe distancing guidelines), all guests will be required to check-in online by sending a brief email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message on the Heritage House voicemail at 855-9474. When messaging, movie goers should state how many will be attending (up to four people per party) and which film they are interested in seeing.
Here are the next three Thursday film screenings:
Thursday, June 24: You probably never knew you missed 'drive-time congestion' so much, did you? In the original version of this action-filled comic heist caper from the Flower Power era, a grand plan to steal a gold shipment from the very streets of Turin, Italy is hatched -- by creating a traffic jam via a fleet of -- what else? Mini-Cooper cars! Rated 85 percent by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
Heritage House doors open at 6 p.m. and the feature starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. It is rated 'G' and has a running time or one hour and 39 minutes.
Thursday, July 1: The true story of the player-turned-coach who led the U.S. hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviets at the 1980 Olympics. Rated 90 percent by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
Heritage House doors open at 6 p.m. and the feature starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG with a running time of two hours and 15 minutes.
Thursday, July 8: The epic story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their no-frills, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program which eventually led to landing a man on the moon. Rated 96 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Heritage House doors open at 6 p.m. and the feature starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG with a running time of three hours and 13 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission.
Heritage House began screening films in the fall of 2012 as a monthly ‘Film Noir' movie series. It has since evolved through many different incarnations to now encompass classic, international, and contemporary indie fare.
Dealing with the COVID-19 Quarantine: Heritage House took their film series online in March of 2020 by streaming each week one of a series of classic public domain films via their Heritage House West Facebook site, a tradition that continues today at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HeritageHouseArtsandCivicCenter/videos/