The Adventures of Robin Hood

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Best Loved Bandit Of All Time!

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Warner Bros. / 1938

Just Added! Rory Flynn will join us on March 8th

We are beyond pleased to present Rory Flynn as our special on-stage guest before the screening! Rory will share heartwarming family stories about growing up with her famous father, Errol Flynn. This special evening will be hosted by former LA Times reporter Susan King, the curator of the wildly popular Los Angeles Times Classic Hollywood Facebook page. (As always, guest appearances are "schedule permitting.")

After 80 years, The Adventures of Robin Hood is still widely regarded as one of the all-time great action adventure epics. And it's a TCM fan favorite!

In the well-known story, a dashing 12th-century English nobleman ends up on the wrong side of the law while trying to defend the oppressed minorities in Nottingham from King Richard's tyrannical brother, Prince John. So Robin Hood flees to live with his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest where they begin a crusade of their own - stealing from the rich, giving to the poor.

Under the able direction of Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, The Adventures of Robin Hood was one of the most expensive films made at the time, with magnificent sets, colorful and extravagant costumes, a cast of thousands and some of the best action scenes ever filmed — all captured through the lens of Technicolor cinematography. The movie is an undisputed masterpiece of craftsmanship, nominated for Oscars® for art direction, editing and original score — winning all three.

But best of all, Warner Bros. found the ideal actor to play the title role, a rising young star already on their lot — twenty-eight year old Errol Flynn. Flynn was Robin Hood. Great athlete and swordsman (check!), handsome (check), overflowing with confidence (check, check!!).

Playing Maid Marian, the superbly talented Olivia de Havilland was a perfect match to Flynn's Robin Hood, and marked the perfect pair's third film together. The two thespians co-starred in a total of eight films, making them one of Hollywood's most popular screen duos.

Top-flight co-stars include Claude Rains as conniving and power-hungry Prince John, Basil Rathbone as the merciless Sir Guy of Gisbourne, Eugene Paulette as Friar Tuck and Alan Hale Sr. as Little John.

Tickets on sale NOW!

Errol Flynn

The Great Dictator

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Once again - the whole world laughs!

The Great Dictator

1940 / United Artists


Charlie Chaplin's hilarious and still devastating political satire about Hitler and the Third Reich was also his first all-talking film. The Great Dictator is set in the fictional nation of Tomania, loosely disguised as Nazi Germany. Chaplin plays both a Jewish barber and the country's fascist dictator.

Join us for this groundbreaking film that was nominated for 5 Academy Awards® — Best Picture, Best Actor and Screenplay (Chaplin), Best Supporting Actor (Jack Oakie, hilarious as Napaloni) and Best Score (Meredith Wilson). Also featuring the wonderful Paulette Goddard.