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Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, And Hitchcock Weekends At The Picture Show In March

Originally Posted: February 19, 2013

Nicole Barylski

Romantic comedy/ musical "Top Hat" starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers screens on Friday, March 15th. (Courtesy Photo)

The Picture Show at Bay Street kickoffs off March with a Woody Allen weekend followed by Mel Brooks, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and Hitchcock weekends.

Woody Allen weekend features a screening of comedy/drama, "Broadway Danny Rose" on Friday, March 1. Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. When Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him and drama ensues. The film stars Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. On Saturday, March 2, comedy "Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask" will screen. Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. Starring Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds and John Carradine.

Mel Brooks weekend kicks off with a screening of "The Producers" on Friday, March 8, which follows Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock, who is forced to romance rich old ladies to bankroll his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop, "Springtime for Hitler." The film which was directed by Brooks, stars Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Christopher Hewett, Lee Meredith and Estelle Winwood. On Saturday, March 9, Sci-fi comedy "Young Frankenstein" will screen. Watch as young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) who inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, finds the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment. Starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman. Directed by Mel Brooks.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers weekend features romantic comedy/ musical "Top Hat" which will screen on Friday, March 15. The film follows showman Jerry Travers who is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other but complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace. Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Edward Everett Horton.

Hitchcock weekend contains crime, mystery and drama starting on Friday, March 22, with "Stage Fright". The film follows Jonathan Cooper who is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover's husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her the real murderer is his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood. When Eve decides to investigate for herself, she meets the detective in charge of the case and starts to fall for him. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, and Richard Todd. On Saturday, March 23, romantic crime/mystery "To Catch a Thief" finishes Hitchcock weekend. Watch the drama unfold as American expatriate and retired cat burglar John Robie living in high style on the Riviera tries to find his copycat to keep a new wave of jewel thefts from being pinned on him. The film stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Films begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door which includes a small box of popcorn. Page at 63 Main (63 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-1810), IL Capuccino (30 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-2747), Sen (23 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-1774) and Dockside Bar & Grill ( 26 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-7100) are participating in the $28 prix-fixe "Dinner and a Movie" package which does not include sales tax, beverages or gratuities.

Bay Street Theatre is located at 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. For more information visit www.baystreet.org or call the box office at 631-725-9500.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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