One of the most beloved musicals of all time (it was named the No. 1 musical on the American Film Institute’s 2007 list of the “25 Greatest Movie Musicals”), not to mention one of my all-time favorites, “Singin’ in the Rain” is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a reappearance in theaters.
For one day only, catch Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor sing and dance their way through a silent film production company’s transition to making “talkies.”
Presented by NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video, this movie event features a prerecorded TCM original production with an introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne, who will take audiences behind the scenes, including a special interview with Reynolds.
The film will show at 7 p.m. today at Regal Azalea Square Stadium 16, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., in Summerville and Regal Charles Towne Square Stadium 18, 2401 Mall Drive, in North Charleston. Tickets, which are $12.50, are available at the theater box offices and www.FathomEvents.com.
Outdoor Film Fest
And on the other side of the movie spectrum: “Talladega Nights.”
Will Ferrell stars as NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, who “shakes” and “bakes” his way to No. 1 with the help of longtime friend Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly). When French Formula One driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) challenges the duo, Ricky Bobby must face his demons and fight for the right to be known as racing’s top driver.
Cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., in Mount Pleasant will be showing the PG-13 film Wednesday. Food, music and fun start at 6 p.m., the movie begins at dark. The screening is free. For more info, go to cinebarre.com.
Freshfields Village on Johns Island between Kiawah and Seabrook islands continues its movie series at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
This week’s feature is “Happy Feet Two,” which follows Mumble’s son, Erik, as he struggles to realize his talents in the emperor penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and crew discover a new threat to their home.
Before the film, award-winning silhouette artist, songwriter and storyteller Clay Rice will perform his “Lowcountry Legends Show” at 7:30 p.m.
Summer Kid Series
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, the DreamWorks film “How to Train Your Dragon” is a fan favorite.
The movie follows a young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons yet becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
James Island 8 Cinema, 1743 Central Park Road, will show the film at 10 a.m. today for $2 (the admission price cover a drink and popcorn, too). Call 762-4904.