TONITE: Secret Cinema Under The Stars

magdoll1.jpgOn Tuesday, May 22, the Secret Cinema will present the historic drama Magnificent Doll at a very historic site — the cobblestone and ivy courtyard of the Morris House Hotel, built in 1787 as the luxury home of one of the Revolutionary era’s most celebrated families. This very special event will include dinner and a movie, and proceeds benefit The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

The film to be shown is a little-seen biopic from Hollywood’s golden age, Magnificent Doll, starring Ginger Rogers as feisty first lady (and latter-day ice cream icon) Dolly Madison. Co-starring are David Niven and Burgess Meredith. The film was directed in 1946 by veteran auteur Frank Borzage, who won the first best director (of a dramatic picture) Oscar for 1927’s Seventh Heaven.

The event begins at 6:30 pm and features an upscale barbecue dinner, a gourmet popcorn bar and a cash beer and wine bar (non-alcoholic beverages are included).

The movie will begin around 8:30 pm, and will be shown outdoors. As always with Secret Cinema screenings, the film will be presented in 16mm film (not video) on a giant screen. MORE

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