Depot offers swashbuckling films in upcoming series

January 24, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 8 a.m. Jan. 24, 2011

The popular Films @ the Train Depot! series hopes to turn the spotlight on forgotten stars soon.

The upcoming lineup features films — including some familiar titles — from the 1930s and ’40s, the so-called golden age of Hollywood.

“Captain Blood” launches the depot series Feb. 12. The film, released in 1935, stars swashbuckling Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in a period piece set in 17th century England.

The series continues March 12, as the 1934 version of “The Count of Monte Cristo” arrives to thrill depot audiences. The familiar tale of “Phantom of the Opera” — released in 1943 — concludes the film series April 9.

The films start at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.

Since the program launched in October 2009, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

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