Starring Robert Motngomery and Claude Rains, directed by Alexander Hall. Stop me if you’ve seen this one; a handsome and successful man is accidentally snatched from his mortal coil a little too soon by an overly excited angel, so he’s given a second chance at making good by being inserted into the body of a different recently deceased gent (who may or may not be a rascal). You probably liked it when it was called Heaven Can Wait (1978) with Warren Beatty, or even merely tolerated it when it was called Down to Earth (2001) with Chris Rock. But prepare to love it, when you watch the original film version, based on the play Heaven Can Wait, starring the dashing Robert Montgomery as the prematurely deceased fellow and the great Claude Rains as the sage guardian of the gates, Mr. Jordan, who gives him a second chance to make good. Hilarity and redemption ensue in this warmhearted classic.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, September 15th, 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 Corvallis’ favorite Clevelander, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1941 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
Make sure to stop by our sponsor, The Majestic Theatre, for all their great programming. And don’t forget to check out Ygal acting in An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, 9/11-9/20 at the Majestic!
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