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!
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Father Brown (aka The Detective, 1954) Tuesday, August 25th, 7 PM @ Darkside Cinema

Father Brown (aka The Detective, 1954) starring Alec Guinness and Peter Finch, directed by Robert Hamer, based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton. FatherBrownDetectivePRINT
CMNYK is really dusting off the star-power for this one. Let’s see: two acting legends Guinness (Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia) and Finch (Network, Flight of the Phoenix, Far from the Madding Crowd) go head to head in a delightfully poppy comic mystery, based on the stories of one of the 20th century’s sharpest wits, Chesterton, and directed by the great Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets). In short, if you miss this one, you’ll hate yourself. Guinness is the titular Father Brown, a reserved padre and amateur detective who sleuths it up in the far corners of the United Kingdom for the glory of god and justice… and good humor.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, August 25th, 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 person who loves a nice filet of sole sauteed with some asparagus, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons, commercials and other vintage goodies from 1954 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!

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Clouds Over Europe (aka Q Planes, 1939) Tuesday, August 18th @ 7 PM

Starring Laurence Olivier, Valerie CloudsHobson and Ralph Richardson, produced by Alexander Korda, directed by Tim Whelan and Arthur B. Woods. This wartime classic is of a nearly forgotten genre that melds political drama, spy thriller and romantic comedy into one unique and amazing picture. We’ve previously seen the great Valerie Hobson at CMNYK in another great Alexander Korda production, The Spy in Black. This is Olivier’s 4th CMNYK appearance, and it marks our very first screening to feature legendary British actor Ralph Richardson.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, August 18th, 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 person who knows how to play the theme song from Gunsmoke on a tin flute, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1939 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!
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Alice in Wonderland (1933) Tuesday, August 4th @ 7 PM

Next Screening: Alice in Wonderland (1933) starring Charlotte Henry, W.C. Fields, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Edward Everett Horton, directed by Norman McLeod. Never heard of this early and most AliceWonderlandScreeningPRINTfaithful adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s ultra legendary novels? It’s not surprising, because for some weird reason, this masterpiece has been long forgotten by most. Lucky for you CMNYK never lets a classic die. How about W.C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty? How About Gary Cooper as the White Knight? How about Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle? All these treats and about a thousand more, including insane nightmare inducing costumes, special effects way ahead of their time, a gorgeous animated sequence and all the wonderful music your ears can handle. This wouldn’t be the worst screening to bring your kids to, but I’d make sure they know what to expect; you’re going to be on weird dream patrol for the next month.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, August 4th, 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 person who really doesn’t understand electronic dance music, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1933 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Tuesday, July 21 @ 7 PM

Directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and (in his first film role) Kirk Douglas. This moody and incredibly atmospheric film noir tells the story of Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) and the deep dark MovieNight_Tuesday21secret she’s been hiding for nearly twenty years. When a face from her past, played by the great Van Heflin, shows up, all hell breaks loose.In addition to Douglas’ debut, this film is also a lesser known entry in the long and illustrious writing career of Robert Rossen, the brilliant writer and director of classics like All the Kings Men and The Hustler.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, July 21st, 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 former junior varsity tennis player, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1946 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!

Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938) Tuesday, July 14th @ 7 PM

Starring Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert and David Niven, directed by the incomparable Ernst Lubitsch. Cooper plays a handsome philanderer who learns a tough lesson MovieNight_Tuesday14from his wife in Lubitsch’s romantic farce, co-written by one of the greatest writer/directors of all time, Billy Wilder! This is the second adaptation of this story from a French play, the first film version was silent and starred Gloria Swanson. This is one of CMNYK’s most star studded outings, with some of classic Hollywood’s biggest legends both in front of the camera and behind it, and sets the tone for a wild second year of free classic and cult movies.
This CMNYK event is going down at the Darkside Cinema on Tuesday, July 14th, 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 firm believer that we did land on the moon, Ygal Kaufman, as well as newsreels, shorts, cartoons and other vintage goodies from 1938 to make the experience extra authentic. See you all there!

Road to Bali (1952) June 30th, 7 PM @ Darkside Cinema

Directed by Hal Walker, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, this is the sixth of seven “Road to…” movies that Bing and Bob made together, and the last one they would make before a 10 year layoff leading up to the disappointing final installment. None of the films are continuations of each Road2BaliPRINTother, and each begins with a new wacky premise that has the pair traveling to an exotic locale to joust over the affections of Dorothy Lamour. They’re also all splendid comedy classics which epitomize the comic tastes of the era and show modern day comedians how a well trained performer puts on a show. Crosby and Hope were among the biggest draws of the era, which was marked by the rise of comedy duos dominating the big screen. Crosby and Hope would go head to head with the likes of Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis, and of course,  Abbott & Costello at the box office during the 40s and 50s and Road to Bali also features cameos from Bing’s little brother, famous big bad leader, Bob Crosby, as well as stars of the era such as Dean Martin, Jane Russell, Jerry Lewis, and Carolyn Jones (most recognizable as the original Morticia Addams).
As always, CMNYK is totally FREE and open to everyone.  Donations are accepted and benefit the Darkside Cinema renovations.  Road to Bali marks the 52nd Community Movie Night screening (54th if you count the Halloween double feature special), and there’s no end in sight.  Join us for the one year anniversary celebration on July 7th featuring live music and other surprises. Thanks for keeping us going Corvallis!

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) June 23, 7 PM @ Darkside Cinema

Next up for CMNYK is The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat and Merle Oberon, PrivateLifeHenry8ScreeningArtPRINTdirected by Alexander Korda. This is a very exciting event for us as we screen Korda’s brilliant masterpiece, starring one of the greatest casts of all time, headed by the inimitable Charles Laughton in his most legendary role. You’ve seen hunks like Eric Bana, Damian Lewis and Jonathan Rhys Meyers play Henry VIII, now see the best actor (not just in skill, but in appearance) to ever fill the role in this comic take on the life and loves of the famously fickle monarch. This is the first of several films we’ll be screening starring the masterful Laughton, and probably the best. This film also features appearances from Academy Award winner, and CMNYK alum, Robert Donat (The 39 Steps) as well as Merle Oberon as Anne Boleyn. Don’t miss it!

Spy in Black (1939) June 16th, 7 pm @ Darkside Cinema

Spy in Black (1939) starring Valerie Hobson, Conrad Veidt and Marius Goring, produced by Alexander Korda and Emeric Pressburger, directed by Michael Powell.  This is the second Powell & Pressburger SpyinBlackScreeningPRINTfilm to be screened at CMNYK (after 49th Parallel on April 21st), and we saved the best for… second.  One of the finest wartime thrillers ever made, Spy in Black is the story of a German U-Boat in World War One spying off the coast of Scotland. Veidt, one of the greatest German actors of all time, is a powerhouse as the captain of the ship, and Sebastian Shaw makes an appearance as a disgraced Royal Navy Captain turned traitor (Shaw’s face is probably most recognizable as that of Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi). Spy in Black (also known as U-Boat 29 upon its release) is also important as the first collaboration between Powell & Pressburger, one of the most prolific and decorated film making teams in history.  They made 24 films together over the course of 33 years, including 49th Parallel (1941) and Black Narcissus (1947). This is one of the most exciting and unfortunately forgotten war time thrillers produced out of Britain during World War II and a great bit of acting, writing and masterful direction from one of the greatest film making teams of all time, under the watchful eye of the brilliant Alexander Korda.  As always, the show is completely free to the public, so don’t miss it!

Murder! (1930) Tuesday, May 19th @ 7 PM

Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock, starring Norah Baring MurderScreeningArtPRINTand Herbert Marshall, this is only the second talkie the master directed.  Baring is an innocent woman framed for murder who finds her case being investigated by one of the jurors after the verdict! This is the 7th appearance by Hitchcock at CMNYK, and the earliest of his films we’ve shown yet.  Many of his masterful techniques, for which he remains the gold standard of excellence, were honed in these earlier works, which rarely see the screen these days.  Join us for this rare and oft forgotten classic by the greatest director who ever lived.  And of course prepare yourself for the insanity and awe of wonderful newsreels, shorts, soundies and other weird goodies from 1930 to prime the feature.  Better get there early, this Hitchcock guy is crazy popular.