Brian De Palma’s 1987 crime classic The Untouchables will screen this Friday evening at the Loew’s Jersey, during a weekend event celebrating the theatre’s 1929 opening. The two day season-opening screening series will include three classic movies either set in or filmed during the “Roaring Twenties,” featuring a silent comedy classic with live organ accompaniment.
The Untouchables takes place in Prohibition-era Chicago, and won Sean Connery a Best Supporting Oscar, and also showcases unforgettable performances by Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, and Robert De Niro as Al Capone.
Also screening on Saturday is the 1929 film The Cocoanuts starring The Marx Brothers, including Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo, along with the silent comedy Safety Last, which will be shown with live organ accompaniment by Ralph Ringstad, Jr. Saftey Last, considered one of the greatest comedies of the 1920’s, stars Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strothers and Noah Young. Safety Last includes the iconic scene of Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock at the top of a building.
Here’s the full weekend schedule:
Date: Friday, October 2nd, starting at 8:00pm
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, starting at 4:00pm
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, starting at 8:00pm
Location: Loew’s Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306
The Loew’s also has other great classic film screenings coming up, including the original black and white classic The Wolf Man and Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, both screening on the weekend of October 23rd.
For more info on all events happening at the theatre, visit their newly redesigned website at loewsjersey.org.