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Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series
Classic Movie Series
Wednesdays in May and September
Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome, but please no pets. Individuals consuming
alcohol at the event will need to purchase a $1 wristband. All City of Greenville
events are smoke-free. Movies begin at approximately 8 p.m. (sun down).
May 2014 Series
May 7 - Harvey (1950)
This whimsical fantasy about a local drunk's 6' 3 1/2" imaginary rabbit pal was a smash hit (and a Pulitzer Prize winner) on Broadway and was then adapted into this likeable farce that's also an allegory about tolerance. James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a wealthy tippler whose sunny philosophy and inebriated antics are tolerated by most of the citizenry. That is, until Elwood begins claiming that he sees a "pooka" (a mischievous Irish spirit), which has taken the form of a man-sized bunny named Harvey. Although everyone is certain that Elwood has finally lost his mind, Harvey's presence begins to have magically positive effects on the townsfolk, with the exception of Elwood's own sister Veta (Josephine Hull), who, ironically, can also occasionally see Harvey. A snooty socialite, Veta is determined to marry off her daughter, Myrtle (Victoria Horne), to somebody equally respectable, and Elwood's lunacy is interfering. When Veta attempts to have Elwood committed to an insane asylum, however, the result is that she is accidentally admitted instead of her brother. Then the institution's director, Dr. Chumley (Cecil Kellaway), begins seeing Harvey, too. Hull, who reprised her part from the stage production, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
May 14 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.
May 21 - The Sandlot
Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he's part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.
May 28 - Viewer's Choice
Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman,
who goes to hell in a handbasket after her father, an accused WWII traitor, commits
suicide. American secret agent Devlin (Cary Grant) is ordered to enlist the libidinous
Alicia's aid in trapping Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), the head of a Brazilian
neo-Nazi group. A huge moneymaker
for everyone concerned, Notorious is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock's best espionage
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
All the King’s Men
An adaptation of Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel said to be based on the career of Huey Long. Broderick Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge both won Oscars for their performances in this film depicting political corruption.
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