On June 14, the ninth annual Classic Film Series kicks off at the Grand Theatre. The Grand will screen seven films selected by the community. Films will be shown on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
The Grand Theatre’s goal with the film series is to show films generally not otherwise showing in Frankfort. Film selection was based upon community voting conducted via Survey Monkey earlier this year.
The Film Series opens June 14 with the film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film is the story of the
legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).
On June 28, the film “The Sandlot” shows. In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
“Mary Poppins Returns,” shows July 12. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
“Black Panther” shows on July 26. T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.
“If Beale Street Could Talk” will play Aug. 9. African-American teen sweethearts Fonny and Tish are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister, mother Sharon and future mother-in-law.
At the age of 86, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans — until now. “RBG” on Aug. 23 is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
The final film of the summer series, “The Wife,” shows on Aug. 30. A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.
Season passes for the Grand’s seven-film series are $35 and may be purchased at the Grand’s ticket office, 312 W. Main St. The ticket office is open 10-3 weekdays (phone: 352-7469). Individual tickets are $7 and will be available 10 days before each film’s showing.