The Twinberry Theater at the Fort Collins Senior Center is the venue for our next movie playing on Wednesday, July 8. Doors open at 1:30 pm, the movie starts at 2:00 pm. There will be free popcorn available. Following the movie, a facilitator-led discussion will allow viewers to participate in a dialogue on the film.
This is a musical remake of the 1940 Ernst Lubitsch comedy "The Shop Around the Corner." The locale has been changed from Hungary to Chicago, although the turn of century time frame and plot remain the same. Van Johnson and Judy Garland play a couple of clerks in a sheet-music store who detest each other on sight, reserving their words of affection for their respective pen pals, whom they've never met. And the audience knows who they are. Buster Keaton has a great role as the bumbling nephew of the shop owner. There are some great songs in this classic, and this is the film where Liza Minnelli (Garland's daughter) toddles into the closing number.