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Mahaiwe Movie of the Month

What could be nicer on a hot summer evening than to retire to an air-conditioned cinema for an evening at the movies. But for some of us these days, the summer blockbusters provide a little too much in pyrotechnics and not enough storyline. The Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington has the perfect antidote: three more movie classics as part of its “Movie of the Month” schedule.

Still to come are Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (July 15th), Singin’ in the Rain (Aug. 19th), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Sept. 30th). All screenings are on Saturdays at 7 PM. Tickets are $7. Purchase movie tickets at the Mahaiwe box office in person to avoid additional online service fees.

Based on Tennessee Williams‟ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) is an American classic starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. The movie follows Brick, a football-player-turned-drunk, and his wife, Maggie’s, relationship struggles amidst a reunion with Brick’s dying father.

On a lighter note, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s Singin’ in the Rain(1952) portrays one production company’s transition from silent to sound films. Starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and the then 19-year-old Debbie Reynolds, the film includes such songs as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Good Morning,” and “Make ’Em Laugh.”

Paul Newman and Robert Redford are Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the 1969 Western classic directed by George Roy Hill. Outlawed robbers, the two antiheros flee to Bolivia in search of a better criminal career.

The Mahaiwe, located 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, presents world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. Don Buchwald & Associates have been longtime sponsors of movies at the Mahaiwe,

For tickets or information, click on the link below or call 413-528-0100.