Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Upcoming Events and Kermit the Frog

If you're in the Chicagoland area and like stuff I like, there are some exciting events coming up. Most exciting is the Tivoli Theatre's Holiday Classic Film Festival. They show classic films every night for a week for $3. And finally, after years and years of wishing and hoping, they're going to be showing a Judy Garland film other than The Wizard of Oz. That's right, on Sunday, December 9th, they will be presenting Meet Me in St. Louis. This is a pretty big deal, I think. The rest of the line-up can be found here.

Meanwhile, at the Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Downers Grove, they will be showing It's a Wonderful Life, with a special appearance by Karolyn Grimes, whoever that is. Just kidding, she played Zuzu in the movie. Should be interesting.

I should also note that Meet Me in St. Louis will be on stage at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook. I get to see this performance for free for our company Christmas party! I'm looking forward to it and hoping that it won't completely defile the original film. You never know with these things.

In other news, I was poking around on TCM's site this week looking at their special guest programmers. It's fun to see what movies these semi-famous people pick, assuming they had any say in their choices. I found that I am most movie compatible with Kermit the Frog. Huh. I also like that one of Martha Stewart's picks is Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House.

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