Captain Kidd (1945) Tuesday, January 5th, 7 p.m. Darkside Cinema

Directed by Rowland V. Lee, starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, John Carradine and Barbara Britton.
It’s laughs, love and adventure on the high seas as one of the most notorious real life pirates in British history, Captain William Kidd, is CaptainKiddscreeningPRINTbrought to life by the incomparable Charles Laughton. He would later reprise the role for a film with Abbott and Costello in 1952, but he wouldn’t be the only one to play the famous privateer, just the best. The historical veracity of this film cannot be questioned; it’s unquestionably inaccurate in the extreme. So if you want to learn about the real life historical figure, please go read a book. If you like the pirate genre and amazingly charismatic, if unconventionally handsome, leads, this is your film. 2016 is going to be a great year of lost and classic films. Don’t miss it!
This CMNYK screening is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, January 5th, 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 former high school orchestra president, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other weird goodies from 1945 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) Tuesday, December 22 @ Darkside Cinema

Directed by Richard Whorf, starring Van Heflin, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Cyd Charisse and Angela Lansbury.
Celebrating the life of legendary songwriter Jerome Kern, this “biography” is much less an accurate telling of his life than it is a gorgeous presentation of his life’s work. Featuring 21 amazing and grandiose CloudsRollPRINTrenditions of his legendary hits by the biggest stars of the day, the film is almost more of a concert film than a plain narrative. Robert Walker portrays Kern and Van Heflin plays his fictional best pal/arranger. Frank Sinatra plays himself, as he always did. It’s going to be grand night of music with one of the great MGM musicals of the era. Don’t miss it!
This CMNYK screening is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, December 22nd, 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 guy who is sad Chanukah is over already, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other weird goodies from 1946 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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Too Much Johnson (1938) with live music from Manhattan on the Rocks, Tuesday, December 1st, 7 PM @ the Darkside Cinema

For the Tuesday December 1st edition of CMNYK, we welcome back Manhattan on the Rocks, who will be playing live jazz music in the theater as they did for the one year anniversary screening on July 7th. This time around we have a somewhat more ambitious screening planned, as instead of accompanying a short before the feature, Manhattan on the Rocks will be playing along with the feature itself, Orson Welles’ once thought to be lost silent film, Too Much Johnson (1938).
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Based on an unfinished concept by Welles, which was way ahead of its time, the film was meant to be part of a multimedia production of the play Too Much Johnson, by William Gillette, that Welles and his Mercury Theatre Troupe were staging. Welles envisioned a brilliant but ultimately unrealizable concept of a stage play with big budget comedic action sequences projected live in between swathes of dialogue.
Filmed in 1938, Johnson is the wild tale of a love triangle that spins out of control with hilarious and classically cinematic consequences. Starring the legendary Joseph Cotten, the film is beautiful and simultaneously inscrutable due to the missing sequences of the play which were never filmed, being meant to be performed on stage. The project was scrapped by Welles as a failure and a learning experience, but it leaves us with an important bit of film history to enjoy.
On Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00 PM at the Darkside Cinema, CMNYK will screen the 67 minute Too Much Johnson, with live music provided by local jazz band, Manhattan on the Rocks. The screening will be preceded by newsreels, shorts and cartoons from 1938, as well as an introduction from Ygal Kaufman, who will shed some light on the plot of the play to aide in your enjoyment of the film. Admission is free as usual, but donations are accepted and benefit the Darkside Cinema renovations and Manhattan on the Rocks. Better get there early, this one could fill up fast.
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The Inspector General (1949) Tuesday, November 24th, 7 PM @ the Darkside Cinema

Starring Danny Kaye, directed by Henry Koster.

Clown prince of Hollywood, Danny Kaye, stars in this wonderful and warm hearted comic musical about a case of mistaken identity. Kaye plays Georgi, a common con man who is mistaken for the InspectGenPRINTInspector General, and whose life may consequently be in serious danger, with hilarious results! Laughter, sight gags galore and amazing musical numbers highlight this classic family friendly film based on the classic play by Nikolai Gogol.
This CMNYK screening is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, November 24th, 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 Trader Joe’s frozen chicken potstickers lover, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other weird goodies from 1949 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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Rain (1932) November 17th at 7 PM at the Darkside Cinema

Starring Joan Crawford and Walter Huston, directed by Lewis Milestone. This stirring pre-code drama is one of legendary Joan Crawford’s most overlooked performances. She plays Sadie RainScreeningThompson, a prostitute on the island of Pago Pago who gets mixed up with a missionary, religion and feminism with beautiful results. This is the third CMNYK screening based on the work of Somerset Maugham, the second featuring the great Leiws Milestone in the director‘s chair, and the first featuring one of the greatest stars in Hollywood’s history, the great Joan Crawford. The role of Sadie was also famously tackled in a silent version in 1928 starring Gloria Swanson, and a watered down 1953 version with Rita Hayworth, but Joan Crawford’s is the most unique and daring take.
This CMNYK screening is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, November 17th, 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 long celebrating Cleveland Cavaliers fan, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other weird goodies from 1932 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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In Which We Serve (1942) Tuesday, October 20th @ 7 PM

Starring Noel Coward, written by Nowel Coward, directed by David Lean and Noel Coward
This is a beautiful and epic piece of patriotic film making from the dark days of World War II by one of Britain’s greatest artists, the inimitable Noel Coward. It doesn’t hurt that it’s co-directed by David InWhichWeServeScreeningPRINTLean, arguably England’s greatest director. It’s a sweeping and beautifully acted story of a group of soldiers on a doomed ship. Coward serves every role imaginable in this production that also features a young Richard Attenborough in his first screen role.
This CMNYK screening is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, October 20th, 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 a gentleman with a fondness for almonds, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other weird goodies from 1942 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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Special CMNYK/OSU International Film Festival Collaboration! The Street Fighter (1974) Tuesday, October 13th, 8 PM @ Darkside Cinema

Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, starring Shin’ichi “Sonny” Chiba.
This is a very special CMNYK collaboration event with the 7th annual OSU International FIlm Festival. In an effort to fulfill both our mission (showing lost/classic/cult films on the big screen with historical StreetFighterScreeningPRINTcontext to Corvallis, for free) and their mission (showing quality foreign films to Corvallis, for free), we’ve got this more-than-legendary exploitation/martial arts film that introduced American audiences to Sonny Chiba. This action masterpiece is not for the faint of heart and features tons of graphic hand to hand combat. It also features an absolutely wonderful soundtrack and some of the most campy, yet often innovative, fighting sequences ever filmed. Chiba would go on to become one of the legends of the action genre, deserving a place on Martial Arts Mt. Rushmore alongside the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
This CMNYK/OSUIFF7 event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, October 13th, and the fun starts at 8:00 PM. Repeat 8:00 PM this week, not the usual 7. But we’ll be back on the normal schedule the following Tuesday. As always, admission is FREE, but donations are welcomed and benefit the Darkside Cinema renovations. The show will be preceded by an intro from fantasy football inamorato and pretty decent juggler, Ygal Kaufman, as well as shorts, commercials, cartoons and other weird goodies from 1974 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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Terror By Night (1946) and Dressed to Kill (1946) Special Sherlock Holmes Double Feature! Tuesday, September 29th @ 7 p.m.

This is a very special CMNYK double feature presentation of two Sherlock Holmes films starring perhaps the greatest tandem to ever take on the parts of Holmes and Watson, Basil Rathbone and TerrorbyNightDressedtoKillPosterPRINTNigel Bruce. Rathbone’s Sherlock is so recognizable his face has often been the basis of drawings of the ultra-classic character for other media. Roy William Neill was the extremely prolific and talented director of 11 of these classic Rathbone/Bruce-Holmes films. There will be a short intermission in between the two features, which are only about an hour each, so the total run time for this event will still be under 150 minutes. Come get your fill of sleuthing, action, adventure, quips, hijinx and everything else you’ve come to expect from the master detective. For free.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, September 29th, 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 passionate fan of chainsaw sculptures, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1946 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
And make sure to stop by our sponsor, The Majestic Theatre, for all their great programming.

A Star is Born (1937) Tuesday, September 22 @ 7 PM

Starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou and May Robson, directed by William Wellman. The twice remade classic about the harsh realities of showbiz is screened here in all its Technicolor StarBornPRINTglory. Gaynor stars as the young starlet breaking in to Hollywood who falls in love with seasoned vet Fredric March. But his self loathing and alcoholism threatens to bring down their whole happy existence. This version is indisputably (inasmuch as there’s nobody here to dispute it right now) superior to both the Judy Garland remake of 1954 and the Barbara Streisand remake of 1976. And this star studded masterpiece by one of the greatest directors of all time, the brilliant William Wellman, is at CMNYK for one week only.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, September 22nd, 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 amateur gardener and professional eater, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1937 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
And 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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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Tuesday, September 15th @ 7 PM

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 HereComesJordanScreeningPRINTan 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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