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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on June 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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National Theatre’s Free Summer Movies

Every summer, National Theatre in Washington DC presents Summer Cinema, a line up of classic Hollywood films presented free to the public.

This summer, the series features the films of Cary Grant.

The schedule includes:

  • Grant & Bergman - Notorious June 28 – My Favorite Wife starting Irene Dunn as Grant’s wife who returns to life after her husband remarries after she is declared dead after her ship went down 7 years earlier.
  • July 12 – An Affair to Remember – Grant shares the screen with Deborah Kerr as two travelers who meet on a cruise ship, fall in love and agree to Empire State Building if they continue to have feelings for each other.  But an accident prevents their rendezvous throwing the lover’s future into uncertainty.
  • July 19 – His Girl Friday – Ex-wife Hildy (Rosalind Russell) is ready to quit the news business and get married, but her Editor and former husband (Grant) refuses to lose his top reporter.
    Grant tricks her into covering a major story that turns the story into a classic screwball comedy.
  • August 2 – Notorious – In this Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Ingrid Bergman plays the daughter of a man convicted of treason. Grant, a government agent recruits her to Audrey_Hepburn_and_Cary_Grant_ Charadeinfiltrate a Brazilian spy ring with Nazi ties.
  • August 9 – Bringing Up Baby – Another screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks, Katherine Hepburn joins Grant and a pet leopard named Baby, as a paleontologist searches for a missing dinosaur bone.
  • August 16 – Charade – In this 1693 classic, Grant teams up with Audrey Hepburn as she is pursued in Pairs by men who want a quarter of million in cash her recently murdered husband had stolen. Featuring a Henry Mancini score, it won an Oscar for best music in 1963.

Cary Grant stared in over 70 motion pictures and was twice nominated but never won Best Actor Oscar awards.  He did however receive a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement before his death.

Summer Cinema – A tribute to Cary GrantNational Theatre – 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC  (map)

Dates & Times – Mondays at 6:30 pm, through August 16, 2010

Tickets -  Free tickets are distributed at 6:00 pm on a first-come, first served basis.

Nearest Metro Subway Station - Federal Triangle – Blue and Orange lines and Metro Center – Blue, Orange and Red lines, then a two block walk.

Parking – Limited metered and paid garage parking is available.

Image – Grant & Hepburn

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