Vancouver Civic Theatres invites all movie lovers to “Sunset Cinema”, a free outdoor movie series on the plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Come enjoy a hit movie on our huge inflatable screen under the stars. Bring your blankets, chairs, and pillows, and we’ll provide the movies! On Wednesdays throughout the summer, join us on the plaza at 650 Hamilton Street for four hit films (dates below). Preshow festivities begin at 8:30 pm with movies starting at dusk. Bring the entire family, friends, maybe that special someone, and your four-legged companions, for a fun night out.
July 18 – Coco
July 25 – Singin' in the Rain
August 1 – Three Amigos
August 8 – Wonder Woman
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It 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 film was only a modest hit when first released. Donald O'Connor won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, 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 critics and is frequently regarded as the best film musical ever made. In 2005 the British Film Institute included it in their list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14. In Sight & Sound magazine's 2017 list of the 50 greatest films of all time, Singin' in the Rain placed 20th.