The Little Princess (1939) Tuesday, September 1 @ 7 PM

Starring Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Anita Louise and Arthur Treacher, directed by Walter Lang, based on the novel by Francis Burnett. This was screen uberlegend Shirley Temple’s first Technicolor feature and a huge hit for her in what ended up being her last year as LilPrincessPRINTarguably the biggest star in Hollywood. This version doesn’t really resemble the book all that much, but it does feature Temple in the titular role as a young girl left at a boarding school while her dashing father goes off to war.  This film is a perfect showcase of the child star to end all child stars at her peak.  There will likely never again be a child star who transfixes audiences the way Temple did, and probably none to ever get a drink named after them.  Particularly when you consider ordering “a Justin Bieber” will get you thrown out of most bars.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, September 1st, and the fun starts at 7:00 PM. As always, admission is FREE, but donations are welcomed and benefit the Darkside Cinema renovations. The show will be preceded by an intro from CMNYK curator and guy who loves roller coasters, but almost always throws up on them, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1939 to make the experience extra authentic. This is a very kid-friendly screening, and it features one of the greatest stars of all time, so showing up early might be a good idea. We’ve been standing room only for the last month and a half, and that was without the help of Miss Temple. See you all there!
Don’t forget to stop by our sponsor, The Majestic Theatre, for all their great programming, and our host the Darkside Cinema for all their other great movies.


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