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July 30 @ 5:30 pm

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One event on 07/29/2017 at 5:30pm

One event on 07/30/2017 at 5:30pm

One event on 07/30/2017 at 5:30pm

Our July series The Classics, which has featured some of classic Hollywood’s most celebrated and enduring Epics, concludes July 29th and 30th with director Stanley Kubrick’s legendary 1960 film, SPARTACUS.

Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) is a rebellious slave purchased by Lentulus Batiatus (Peter Ustinov), owner of a school for gladiators. For the entertainment of corrupt Roman senator Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Batiatus’ gladiators are to stage a fight to the death. On the night before the event, the enslaved trainees are “rewarded” with female companionship, which introduces Spartacus to Varinia (Jean Simmons), a slave from Brittania. When Spartacus later learns that Varinia has been sold to Crassus, he leads 78 fellow gladiators in revolt. Word of the rebellion spreads like wildfire, and soon Spartacus’ army numbers in the hundreds. Escaping to join his cause is Varinia, who has fallen in love with Spartacus, and another of Crassus’ house slaves, the sensitive Antoninus (Tony Curtis). The revolt becomes the principal cog in the wheel of a political struggle between Crassus and a more temperate senator named Gracchus (Charles Laughton).

Anthony Mann was the original director of Spartacus, eventually replaced by Stanley Kubrick, who’d previously guided Douglas through Paths of Glory. The film received 4 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Ustinov. Truly a Hollywood epic to be experienced on the big screen!

Saturday, July 29 / 12:30pm, 5:30pm
Sunday, July 30 / 12:30pm, 5:30pm


July 30
12:30 pm
5:30 pm
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