Sun. April 30
(PG-1968) 2 Hrs. 14 Min. (Digital) In English (Classics, Drama)
As an esteemed and greatly appreciated member of The State Theatre, you are invited to join us for a free screening of the historical drama The Lion in Winter. Just one of many perks bestowed our members, these bonus films are often award-winning classics or contemporary films shown exclusively at The State. This newly restored film, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman, starred Peter O’Toole, Katherine Hepburn, John Castle and introduced Anthony Hopkins as Richard the Lionheart in his film debut in a major role. The 12th highest-grossing picture of 1968, Lion won three Academy Awards, including one for Hepburn as Best Actress. At Christmas Court in 1183 King Henry II argues with his estranged wife, Eleanor, over whether Prince John or Richard shall inherit the throne. Complicating matters, King Philip II of France seeks his own fortune by demanding his sister Alais, currently Henry's mistress, be betrothed to Richard, all the while stirring insurrection among all of Henry's sons toward their father.
Doors at noon; film at 1 p.m. (NO, not 2 p.m.!)
Admission for State Theatre members is FREE; all others $8
large and small.