SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICS

Programmed Exclusively for Cinema 21 by Elliot Lavine

5 FROM THE 80s!

APRIL 6 – MAY 4:

Celebrating an influential decade with FIVE indispensable films!

Every Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

APRIL 27  -  DINER (1982)

The film that Vanity Fair called “the most influential film of the 80s.” A cast of virtual nobodies (including the director) became immediately ingrained in the public’s imagination in its aftermath—a film seemingly about nothing other than the convivial chit chat between a group of young guys on the verge of sudden manhood in Baltimore, 1959. But of course, it’s so much more than that. The once in a lifetime cast (most, if not all of them being seen for the first time) includes Mickey Rourke, Keven Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin, Tim Daly, Paul Reiser, Michael Tucker. Written and directed by Barry Levenson. In Color. 110 mins. 1982. 

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MAY 4  -  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Who but Steven Spielberg could have brought such a magical cinematic experience to the big screen? No one, that’s who. The simple story of a ten-year-old boy who befriends an alien from another planet who finds itself stranded and alone on Earth remains one of the key films of the 1980s. As heartwarming as anything this great director has ever given us and every bit as inspiring as it was forty-two years ago. Starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton. Written and directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG. In Color. 115 mins. 1982.

(PLEASE NOTE): This will be the original 1982 theatrical cut. 

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