Several short films exploring Charles Dickens and Christmas, including Vincent Price narrating “A Christmas Carol, and Dickens Great grandson enacting a reading.
A TV movie narrated and based on the Truman Capote autobiographical short story, starring Geraldine Page. “It’s fruitcake weather!”
3:00pm Quicksand (1950, director Irving Pichel) 1h 19m
Film noir movie, starring Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre. Mickey Rooney is a young mechanic that slips into a quicksand of crime.
1:00pm Rialto Revisited: The Bishop’s Wife (1947, Director Henry Koster)
A man threatens to jump off a building on Christmas eve to protest society’s problems. Is John Doe real? Does he help us find our best selves? Stars Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.
Rialto Revisited is a collaboration between the Little Theatre and New London Roaming Cinema. We’re revisiting our shared pop culture history by showing classic movies. Free showing; suggested donation of $5/person. Sponsored by Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Dec. 29 – 1:00pm It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947, directed by Roy Del Ruth) 1 h 20 m
A unique holiday classic featuring Victor Moore, Charles Ruggles, Gale Storm, and Ann Harding. A hobo makes his home in a boarded up New York City mansion. Hi-jinks ensue when the owner’s daughter comes home early and falls in love with one of the squatters. What will happen when her parents meet the interlopers?
Dec. 29 – 3:00pm Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982, director/writer Jack Haley Jr.) 2 h 15 m Documentary showcasing comedy history, featuring American comedy clips from the 1920s to 1970s, narrated by Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Pryor.
There will be short films played between the double features!
Rialto Revisited is a collaboration between the Little Theatre and New London Roaming Cinema. We’re revisiting our shared pop culture history by showing classic movies.