Wednesday, July 4th at 12:00 p.m. at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway
(Doors open 11:15 a.m.)
Admission: $6.00 general; $5.00 Loft members
Presented by Liberty Watch Radio and Inside Track
Join Tucson’s own Charles Heller of Liberty Watch Radio and Emil Franzi of Inside Track for a special Independence Day screening of the classic, Oscar-winning 1942 musical YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, starring the legendary JAMES CAGNEY!
PLUS: Belt it out at a patriotic “Star Spangled Banner” sing-a-long, and enjoy tasty $1.00 “Freedom Dogs,” juicy $2.00 “Uncle Sam-burgers” and cool drinks on the Loft patio before the movie!
“The Yankee Doodle Dandiest Entertainment of ‘em all!”
In 1942, celebrated Hollywood filmmaker Michael Curtiz (The Adventures of Robin Hood) offered up this lively, toe-tapping musical detailing the life of Broadway legend George M. Cohan, an instant classic that went on to win three Academy Awards, for Best Actor, Best Music Score and Best Sound. Filled with rip-roaring song, dance, pathos, pageantry, comedy, and, best of all, James Cagney at his Oscar-winning best, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is a true gem from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
James Cagney, in a rare musical role, is a bundle of energy as the legendary, flag-waving song and dance man George M. Cohan (born on the Fourth of July, 1878!), from his humble vaudeville days with his family to widespread fame as the writer of “Over There,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and countless other memorable tunes. Great character actors like Rosemary DeCamp (The Life of Riley) and Walter Huston (Dodsworth) co-star in one of Hollywood’s splashiest and best-loved musicals – the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day AND put a little song in your heart.
Happy 4th of July everyone! Enjoy your day.