Have you ever wondered how Chicago looked like 70 years ago? Starting September 13, 2012, The Classic Movie Man, a website that is devoted to the love of classic movies, will be hosting a classic film series featuring movies that take place, either entirely or partly, in Chicago. Chicago is a popular setting for movies and they’re a great time capsule and snapshot of what life in the city was like. Chicago and the movies go way back. Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson, two movie icons from the silent era, started their film careers here. Both Chaplin and Swanson worked at Essanay Studios on West Argyle, now St. Augustine College.
This new film club will take place at “The Venue” at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State St. Chicago. Hosted by Stephen Reginald, the film club will feature four classic films having connections with Chicago. Some like Henry Hathaway’s Call Northside 777 were shot entirely on location in the city, while others like Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, features several critical scenes in the windy city. Films will be screened at 7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of the month. Reginald will introduce each film giving background information before screenings, with Q & A afterwards. Reginald is a freelance writer/editor and popular instructor at Facets Film School in Chicago. He was also the original host of Meet Me at the Movies.
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Hope everyone is well. Enjoy the holiday weekend!