Classic Movie Nights at the Taylor Pavilion Returns

Classic Movies Poster DraftOld Town Winchester’s Classic Move Nights at the Taylor Pavilion are back for 2016! This event provides the opportunity to enjoy dinner at one of 35 different restaurants, stroll through and shop in Old Town Winchester’s 60 unique shops and a chance to sit down and enjoy a piece of filmmaking history.

There will be three outdoor Classic Movie Nights at the Taylor Pavilion this year, each screened by Magic Lantern Theater. All movie movies will begin at dusk and are free to the public (bring seating).


June 11

Born Yesterday – Starring Judy Holliday, William Holden and Broderick Crawford, this 1950 comedy is one of the sharpest and most timeless depictions of Washington, D.C. political life and mores.  It garnered five Academy Award nominations and a Best Actress Oscar for Holliday.  Ranked #24 on the American Film Institute’s list of “Funniest American Movies of All Time”.

July 9

Rear Window – Alfred Hitchcock’s 1952 thriller stars James Stewart as a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  This movie also stars Grace Kelly.  Nominated for four Oscars.

August 13

From Russia with Love – The second of the James Bond films, was a huge box office hit that launched the career of Sean Connery.  007 is pitted in a race with the evil SPECTRE organization to find a Russian decoding machine – and, as usual, traveling to exotic locales and encountering menacing men and beautiful women.

The Taylor Pavilion is located in Old Town Winchester between the Loudoun Street Mall and Braddock Autopark. In case of rain, the showings will move to the nearby Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 28 W. Boscawen Street for the June and August dates and the Handley Library for the July movie date.   

Magic Lantern Theater (MLT) is a non-profit group of volunteers formed in 1999.  Their goal is to bring a greater diversity of films to the local community. The MLT has expanded its offerings over the years to include the classics, foreign and domestic independent productions and documentaries on various public issues.  In addition to Classic Movie Nights in Old Town Winchester, MLT offers regular screenings at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Barns of Rose Hill, and Veramar Vineyards as well as other area locations.  

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