Just because nearly every classic film of note is available on disc or via streaming doesn’t mean that’s the best way to see it. There’s something electrifying about sitting in a darkened room with a few dozen appreciative fans while the action unfolds on a seventy-foot-wide screen. Denver film aficionados are lucky to have a theater that appreciates this and is willing to give classic films their proper due.
“I wanted to give people an opportunity to see these things on the big screen, with an audience, the way they were meant to be seen,” says Dave Jackson, manager of the Esquire Theatre. “A lot of the time, people have just seen them in cropped versions on TV or DVD, and it’s a shame.”
To that end, Jackson launched his Capitol Hill Classics series in August with the Orson Welles crime thriller Touch of Evil, about corrupt cops. The series will continue through October with classics of the 1920s and '30s, including White Zombie on October 8.
Shows screen at 2 or 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Esquire, 590 Downing Street.For tickets, $8, and more information, visit landmarktheatres.com.
Tuesdays, 2 & 7 p.m. Starts: Aug. 20. Continues through Oct. 29, 2013