Issaquah Train Depot film series returns for autumn

October 6, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 6, 2011

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

The latest series starts at 7 p.m. Saturday 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.

The opening film in the series is “A Place in the Sun,” a 1951 classic starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. Clift portrays dirt-poor George Eastman. Winters is the spurned lover he leaves for Taylor, a stunning socialite.

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” from 1942 continues the series Nov. 12.

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Bing Crosby film series at depot wraps July 9

July 5, 2011

Washingtonian Bing Crosby is the focus as the popular Films @ the Train Depot! series concludes.

“The Country Girl” plays at the depot July 9. The film starts 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.

Latest depot film series features Bing Crosby

May 31, 2011

Washingtonian Bing Crosby is the focus as the popular Films @ the Train Depot! series returns.

“High Society” plays at the depot June 11. “The Country Girl” completes the Crosby series July 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.

“High Society” is a musical reworking of “The Philadelphia Story” and features a blue-blooded Crosby attempting to win back ice goddess ex-wife Grace Kelly. Meanwhile, Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm, as reporters for Snoop Magazine, gum up the works.

“The Country Girl” tells the tale of washed-up thespian Frank Elgin (Crosby) and how red-hot director Bernie Dodd (William Holden) attempts to revive his career. Grace Kelly won an Oscar for her role in the film.

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

Catch Bing Crosby film at Issaquah depot Saturday

May 13, 2011

NEW — 6 p.m. May 13, 2011

Washingtonian Bing Crosby is the focus as the popular Films @ the Train Depot series returns Saturday.

“Going My Way” kicks off the latest series at the historic Issaquah Train Depot.

Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald star in the classic musical drama about singing Father O’Malley (Crosby), sent to take over aging and cantankerous Father Fitzgibbon’s (Fitzgerald) parish.

The film earned the Academy Award for Best Picture and a half dozen other Oscars. “Going My Way” — released in 1944 — also features the song “Swinging on a Star.”

“High Society” plays at the depot June 11. “The Country Girl” completes the Crosby series July 9.

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See Elizabeth Taylor classic at Issaquah film series Saturday

March 11, 2011

NEW — 6 p.m. March 11, 2011

Catch a classic Elizabeth Taylor film — for free — in downtown Issaquah on Saturday night.

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” plays March 12. The film — released in 1954 — features Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in a loose adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story “Babylon Revisited.”

The film starts 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.

“Phantom of the Opera” — released in 1943 — concludes the film series April 9.

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.

Free film series adds Elizabeth Taylor classic

February 8, 2011

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” is the latest entry into the upcoming Films @ the Train Depot! series.

“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 Last Time I Saw Paris” plays March 12. The film — released in 1954 — features Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in a loose adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story “Babylon Revisited.”

“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.

Depot film series offers return to the golden era

February 1, 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.

Depot offers swashbuckling films in upcoming series

January 24, 2011

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.

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Catch a free noir flick Saturday at the Issaquah Train Depot

December 10, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 10, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

Filmgoers should batten down the hatches for “The Lady from Shanghai” — the Orson Welles-directed tale about Mike O’Hara (Welles), a crewmember on a yacht. Sparks fly between O’Hara and a married woman, Rosalie (Rita Hayworth). The hall-of-mirrors sequence at the end of the film is classic Welles.

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

Free film noir thriller plays at depot Saturday night

October 8, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 8, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday night.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening of “The Third Man” at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

“The Third Man” features the tale of unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) after a friend Harry (Orson Welles) dies in a truck accident. In World War II-ravaged Vienna, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry’s life.

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