SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at App Theatre Sept. 20

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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at App Theatre Sept. 20

 

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Set for Sept. 20 at the App Theatre

Beloved Film Hailed as “The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time”
BOONE, NC – There could only be one film at the top of the American Film Institute (AFI) list of
“The Greatest Movie Musicals” of all time, but the choice by a jury of over 1,000 leaders in the
creative industry was obvious: “Singin’ in the Rain.” It was so named as part of AFI’s “100
Year… Series” celebrating the first century of American cinema. As a centennial celebration of
cinematic milestones, the AFI series intended to inspire discussion and public interest in
classical Hollywood cinema.
The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country will screen the beloved film on Tuesday,
September 20 at its historic landmark on King Street in downtown Boone. Curtain is at 7 p.m.
with a general admission ticket price of just $5. It is part of the theatre’s Cinema Classics Series
and is generously sponsored by Nancy and Neil Schaffel.
“Singin’ in the Rain” is a 1952 romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene
Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and 19-year-old Debbie Reynolds,
and featuring Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, and Cyd Charisse. The musical offers a lighthearted
depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in
the transition from silent films to “talkies.”
The movie contains a film score of over a dozen songs that have become standards in the canon
of musical showtunes. In addition to the ingeniously-staged title number performed by Kelly,
popular songs include “Good Morning,” “Broadway Rhythm,” “Fit as a Fiddle (And Ready for
Love),” “All I Do Is Dream of You,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “You Are My
Lucky Star,” and the tongue-twister, “Moses Supposes,” among others.
“Singin’ in the Rain” was only a modest hit when it was first released. O’Connor won the Golden
Globe Award for Best Actor, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green won the Writers Guild of
America Award for their screenplay, while Jean Hagen was nominated for the Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress. However, it has since been accorded legendary status by
contemporary film critics.
In 1989, “Singin’ in the Rain” was one of the first 25 films selected by the United States Library
of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or
aesthetically significant.”
While the App Theatre’s online ticketing system is accessible 24/7, customers can avoid the
online service fees by visiting the lobby box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday
through Friday, or one hour prior to showtime for each film. For a complete performance schedule
of all upcoming events, or to sign up for the theatre’s e-blast distribution list, visit the organization’s
website at www.apptheatre.org
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About the Appalachian Theatre
The mission of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is to revitalize and sustain this historic community
touchstone as a quality home for diverse artists and audiences with a special focus on programs that celebrate our
distinctive Appalachian heritage and enhance our capacity to serve as an economic catalyst for Boone and the High
Country. Once a gorgeous 999-seat Art Deco movie house, the building closed in 2007 and sat empty and gutted
for years. On October 14, 2019, the Appalachian Theatre reopened its doors after a $10 million renovation that
brought the distinctive Art Deco details back to this historic theatre and created a new 629-seat, state-of-the-art,
acoustically pristine venue for live concerts, films, plays, and dance performances. The historic Appalachian Theatre
has entertained regional audiences in the heart of downtown Boone, NC since 1938. www.apptheatre.org