Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Your Turn

If you could get a chance to see any movie from history in a movie theatre, which would it be?

51 comments:

Dahling said...

Gone with the Wind! Not a doubt.

Aquagirl said...

Bohemian Rhapsody (kidding!)

longtimereader said...

2001 in 1969 for the first time in a theatre on acid.

hothotheat said...

Any 1960's Disney - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Three Lives of Thomasina. Also the Sound of Music.

sandybrook said...

What was the first talky movie? It would have been great to see it in a theater.

Do Tell said...

One of the William Castle ones with the Sensorama gimmicks, or John Waters' Polyester with the Odorama cards. they would be a lot of fun to see in a theater with the full shebang.

Wil Radcliffe said...

The Whisper King. It hasn't been made yet, but I'm hopeful.

https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-King-Wil-Radcliffe-ebook/dp/B00ZUVAF0O

Sd Auntie said...

I loved Thomasina!!! Chitty chitty bang bang was great too. Willy Wonka with Gene Wilder is my choice. Along with Wuthering Heights.

Hamid said...

If you mean if I could go back in time and see a movie in a theatre, I'd want to see Psycho on its opening weekend in 1960 with an audience who have no idea what's in store.

Humor Me said...

DW Griffiths' "Intolerance".

Just wow.

Unknown said...

Superman

DDonna Tarttty said...

I have been lucky to see many of the all-time classics on the big screen that need to be seen on the big screen: "Gone With The Wind," "Lawrence Of Arabia," "Sorcerer," "Apocalypse Now [Redux]," "Die Hard" and many others.

One film I've not seen on the big screen that I would love to see that way is "Heaven's Gate." Or perhaps "The Eiger Sanction." Anything with spectacular outdoor cinematography. But "Heaven's Gate" would be #1.


Simon said...

Kind of weirdly worded, almost like what historical movie. Anyway, Gone with the Wind hands down.

roque said...

If we're talking going back in time: Theda Bara's Cleopatra or Lon Cheney's London After Midnight; both are currently lost silents. ANY lost Theda, actually. Sigh.

landofosbourne said...

Wizard of Oz

ag80 said...

Weekend at Bernie's

Kate K said...

Abel Gance's Napoleon.

Thorne said...

Gone With the Wind

Jennifer said...

My grandma still talk a about when her dad took her to the movies to see The Wizard of Oz.

kelli grrrl said...

I’d travel back to 1974, score some primo weed, get pleasantly stoned & watch Young Frankenstein in a theater full of like-minded people.

Redhead66 said...

I saw Gone with the wind in the theater when it was out idk around ten or so years ago. Quite incredible on the big screen.

Low Key said...

Pink Floyd's The Wall.

trufflepig said...

Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet. I was only 10 when it came out and my parents wouldn't let me watch it then. I've seen it like a hundred times now, and even when I watch it on my laptop, the opening sequence with the voice-over of Pete Postlethwaite, Mercutio's death and the finale in the church give me goosebumps. I usually hate loud, flamboyant, over-the-top movies, but this one just works for me. Seeing it on the big screen would have been a mind-blowing experience.



Shaddup Mimsey said...

What ever happened to Baby Jane

The Raving Badger said...

TCM has a deal with Fathomevents.com to show classic movies. They have shown Psycho, Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Gone with the Wind, Godfather, Sound of Music and many, many others in your local theaters. Totally try it out. GWTW was better on big screen, but Godfather was worse. Casablanca was fantastic because you could see the midgets on the airfield (it was a size perspective trick). But one movie I have not seen that I would love to see is Guns of Navaronne. That or High Noon (Gary Cooper original).

txredhd said...

All About Eve or Sunset Boulevard

Gator said...

Koyaanisqatsi

Bitchysoisse said...

Comedy answer: Fritz the Cat

SeeDanRun said...

Gone with the Wind for me, too . . . but I'd like to go back in time and see it when it first came out.

Carissa A. Thrush said...

The Exorcist with the first audience who saw it!

zerooptions said...

wings of desire

Kikibunny said...

I saw The Wall in a cinema double feature back in what was it 1980? The warm up flick was Heavy Metal if i remember correctly which may not be the case as i was definitely stoned for that one...:)

Glitter said...

A long time ago, I lived in Dallas and there was a theater that showed old movies. I saw Rebecca, Strangers on a Train, The Maltese Falcon, and Casablanca among others there. When I was a teen in the 70s, they re released Gone with the Wind and I got to see it on the "big screen".

GoodAshBadAsh said...

Star Wars Episode IV.

Brayson87 said...

The last film ever made, not that impressed with first ones.

Boo Hearne said...

The Red Shoes! A classic from Frame 1.

MountainMama said...

Gone With the Wind. It was incredibly magnificent at the Theatre.

VDOVault said...

The 1927 premiere of Metropolis (Fritz Lang) in the USA (NY I think it was) with the full orchestra & before UFA/Paramount cut it all to hell & gone. Did see the restoration at TCM back in 2010 but it is still missing a few minutes of footage,

A close 2nd is London After Midnight (a totally lost Tod Browning silent horror film).

MSAB09 said...
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MSAB09 said...

Sunset Boulevard

Snappy Dragon said...

Sunset Boulevard! My all time fav!

Bally said...

Dracula, with Bela Lugosi, on the night of its premiere.

HeatherBee said...

Definitely Casablanca

luckythewondercat said...

Gone With the Wind.

Cee Kay said...

I saw Wizard of Oz in IMAX a few years ago. It was kind of awesome.

Unknown said...

A friend took me to see Gone With the Wind on the large screen and it was absolutely amazing. They simply do not make movies like that any longer. The cinematography was outstanding.

mercyprosperity said...



we are getting older now....Grandma's, some of us....but any film from the wonderful 1970s would be fun to see again

GentleBreeze said...

RavingBadger mentioned TCM/Fathom offering classics on the big screen. I'd like to see a silent film with a live piano or organ for accompaniment. Not interested in imagining time travel to be among the original audience for historical movies. TCM provides plenty of historical films.

Freckles said...

Surprisingly, Jesus Christ Superstar was amazing. So was Willy Wonka with Wilder

Fairylights said...

GentleBreeze, look around your area, there may be a theater that shows the old silent films. My husband worked at one in the LA area that had a pipe organ and piano that the owner used to play an accompaniment to the films. That theater still exists and still shows the old silent films.

GentleBreeze said...

Fairylights, I'm in the TampaBay area and will check it out.

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