Classic cinema

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This past weekend, I went to the Cinemark movie theatre in Gulfport to see the new movie ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’

I’m a huge fan of the first installment and don’t worry I’m not giving away spoilers here.

The most exciting moment of the evening occurred during the previews, when Cinemark revealed an upcoming list of classic movies to be shown on the big screen.

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I’m a huge fan of classic movies, having grown up singing along with Shirley Temple and Doris Day, tap dancing with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, scheming with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and swooning over Cary Grant, Orson Welles and Clark Gable.

About two years ago, I took my dad to a screening of ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’

It was such a treat for the both of us to experience such an iconic movie on the big screen.

Next month, Cinemark will be playing ‘Gone with the Wind,’ perhaps one of the greatest cinematic achievements not only of its time, but also of all time.

Like any good Southern belle, I’m a huge fan of the epic movie.
I can quote a good bit of the dialogue and even wrote an entire ten-page college essay about one scene in the movie.

Needless to say, I’m excited about the upcoming event.

It is nice to see Cinemark paying homage to classic movies.

Most young people these days don’t even know who Clark Gable or Vivian Leigh are.

It really is a shame to see the great cinematic achievements of the past forgotten.

No, these movies aren’t in 3D or so computer generated that it’s almost laughable.

These movies had real actors in them, men and women who could speak coherent, well-written dialogue. The movies had intelligent plots about people, places and ideas; not empty plots that need to be filled with computer generated imagery and explosions.

Visit Cinemark at to find the latest cinema classics that will grace the big screen again and I hope to see you at the movies.