It’s on many “100 Best Films of All Time” and if you’ve not seen it, here is your moment. Saturday Dec. 29 at 3 pm (Just like it says in the banner…) this year’s Made in Culver City film is the Marx Brothers “A Night at the Opera.” Bring the family, bring the neighbors, and bring a hankie, because you are going to laugh until you cry.
This year marks the 95th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Culver City. To celebrate, Made in Culver City, a free film program presented by the Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, will screen A Night at the Opera, starring The Marx Brothers, on December 29, 2012 at 3:00PM in Veterans Memorial Auditorium at Veterans Memorial Building. Audiences are encouraged to also visit the Culver City Historical Society’s Archive Resource Center that day from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. The ARC is located at the back of Veterans Memorial Building and admission is free. The address for Veterans Memorial Building is 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City and free parking is adjacent to the building.
A Night at the Opera was the first film that The Marx Brothers made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The 1935 classic comedy stars Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx and satirizes high society, the opera world, and ocean cruises. The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Special permission for the screening has been provided by Warner Bros. Classics.
Made in Culver City celebrates the golden classics that were produced in “The Heart of Screenland”. The City of Culver City has a unique film legacy and has been the home to Thomas H. Ince Studios, Hal Roach Studios, DeMille Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Selznick International Studios, RKO Pictures, Pathe, Desilu and, currently, The Culver Studios and Sony Pictures Studios. Made in Culver City is sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment with participation by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Culver City Historical Society, and Steeldeck, Inc.
No reservations are required for this event. For more information, please visit www.culvercity.org or call the Culver City Cultural Affairs Hotline at (310) 253-5716.