Friday, July 24, 2015

Bethesda's Hollywood connections to be explored at ArcLight Cinemas in August

Bethesda and Hollywood have some deep connections that go way back. The earliest story I can remember, was when the great Clark Gable sent a telegram to the Boro Theater on Wisconsin Avenue on its Opening Night in 1938, offering his congratulations.

In August, ArcLight Cinemas and Bethesda Magazine are going to provide a month-long exploration of Bethesda residents who went on to success in Tinseltown. "Bethesda to Hollywood" will celebrate actors, directors and writers who started in our town.

Screen a different film each Sunday in August at 7:15 PM, beginning on August 2. The lineup includes one of my favorites, Airplane, starring Bethesda-born Robert Hays. Other films will be Where the Wild Things Are and Her from Spike Jonze; The Change Up from David Dobkin; and Seabiscuit, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.

You can order tickets online now.

Another cool thing at ArcLight happening sooner, is this weekend's free Pac-Man Arcade, tied to the release of Pixels, Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:00 PM.

ArcLight Cinemas is located in Westfield Montgomery Mall.

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