Classic movies return to the big screen

Reported by: James Eppler
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Updated: 5/25/2012 10:53 am

In the midst of all the loud summer movies, most of which you won't remember next year, Cinemark Movies 16 in Lubbock is screening some films that are truly unforgettable.

The "Summer Classics Series" will find a classic film shown each week. They've make some excellent choices:

June 6th The Exorcist - With demon possession movies all the rage in recent years, this is still by far the best, and my choice for the scariest movie I've ever encountered.

June 13th Citizen Kane
- People get bogged down in this being "The Best Movie Ever Made," with critics and film historians analyzing it to death that we forget just what an enjoyable and entertaining movie it is.

June 20th Cool Hand Luke -
This may be my favorite Paul Newman performance. If you disagree, then what we have here is a failure to communicate.

June 27th The Searchers
- John Wayne's best performance, John Ford's best movie to direct, and the most iconic representation of the Western genre.

July 4th That's Entertainment
- Yeah, okay, I don't care for this one that much.

July 11th A Clockwork Orange
- Second only to "Dr. Strangelove," this is my favorite Stanley Kubrick movie. I'm still haunted by it.

July 18th North By Northwest
- Among Alfred Hitchcock's best, this twisty mystery with Cary Grant somehow manages to surprise me each time I see it.

July 25th Cabaret
- Not among my favorite musicals at all, but it's place in the genre is undeniable, and it's worth exposing yourself to it for lack of a better phrase.

All movies will be screened at 2p.m. and 7p.m. on the listed dates.
Tickets: Adult $8.50, Senior $6.50
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