Issaquah Train Depot film series offers Hollywood classics

October 11, 2011

By Staff

The popular Films @ the Train Depot! series includes Hollywood classics and mega-stars from a bygone era.

Films play at 7 p.m. at the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” continues the series Nov. 12.

James Cagney picked up the Academy Award for Best Actor for the lavish screen portrayal of “Mr. Broadway,” George M. Cohan, in the 1942 film. The song-and-dance routines include memorable tunes, such as “Over There,” “It’s a Grand Old Flag,” “Give My Regards to Broadway” and the film’s rousing title number.

“We’re No Angels” concludes the series Dec. 10.

In the 1955 film, Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov play escaped inmates scheming to steal from a shopkeeper on Christmas. But the cons’ plans change after they start to like the shopkeeper and his family.

Since the film program launched in October 2009, it has featured series of Bing Crosby films, train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

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