Make Plans for a Casablanca Diamond Anniversary Screening

2017 is the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous movies in the world: Casablanca, the classic tale of a cynical American expatriate who must choose between bitter memories, rekindled romance or honor in a world upended by monomaniacal dictators. Vine Street at the Movies invites you to watch it uncut and uninterrupted by commercials on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bride’s Room. The film is rated PG.

Film critic Roger Ebert wrote of Casablanca, “Seeing the film over and over again, year after year, I find it never grows over-familiar. It plays like a favorite musical album; the more I know it, the more I like it. The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned.” He continued, “… as we leave the theater, we are absolutely convinced that the only thing keeping the world from going crazy is that the problems of three little people do after all amount to more than a hill of beans.”

Vine Street at the Movies is a free event on the first Wednesday of the month. It's hosted by Jim Carls.