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Auburn Public Theatre Cinema That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans
All films are $5 .
Enjoy our comfortable seating and dynamite sound system!
Fri/Sat January 9th and 10th 2009
Mario Lanza Double Feature! only $5
6pm That Midnight Kiss
8pm The Toast of New Orleans
The first 10 patrons get in free!
That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans take us back to a time in the history of film making that has never been equalled. Everything about these films seems to work. The stars were superb, and the costumes and sets were magnificent. The stories were light and frothy, and there were no real attempts to create “real” stories. The audiences happily suspended their disbelief, and were contnent to be carried away by the beauty and purity of the music. Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza were magnificent singers and were perhaps at their best in opera and operatic inspired music, a regular feature of films starring these two singers. We may well have been seeing the beginning od “crossover” music here. These films represent the best in production values of their day, and were made in 1949 and 1950 when the world was still expressing the joys of the early Post-War period. Definitely 5 star.