The legendary Peter Sellers comes to The Capitol screen to kick off 2018 Classics at The Capitol Season!
The Capitol Theater of Downtown Greeneville, Tennessee kicks off their 2018 Classics at The Capitol Season with 1963’s “The Pink Panther” directed by Blake Edwards and starring comedic genius Peter Sellers. “The Pink Panther” will be shown at on January, 13 2018 at 7:00 PM, admission will be $5.00. Following a very successful 2017 season of bringing classic film to Greeneville and beyond, “The Pink Panther” begins the first wave of The Capitol’s 2018 Classic Film series.
With Peter Sellers starring alongside David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine, and Claudia Cardinale “The Pink Panther” was a huge hit upon its release in 1963. The comedy is an elegant caper film set in luxurious locations. Sir Charles Litton (Niven), gentleman thief known as “The Phantom,” is scheming to steal the famous Pink Panther diamond from Princess Dala (Cardinale). However, Sir Charles’ nephew (Wagner) also has his eyes on the diamond, with bumbling French detective Jacques Clouseau (Sellers) trying to chase down the notorious Phantom. Together they come together in one of the most delightful caper films ever shot.
“The Pink Panther” spawned not only a famous theme song, thanks to a sparking score by Henry Mancini, but a successful franchise of films that ran until the early 1980s, and a remake that starred Steve Martin. “The Pink Panther” was added to the National Film Registry in 2010. The movie will be introduced by film writer Andy Ross, “The Pink Panther has long been a favorite film of mine, when often asked what movie I’d like to live in, it’s the film I usually give as my answer. I’m so excited to kick off another year of classic film at The Capitol with this wonderful movie” Ross says.
For fans of Peter Sellers and the “Pink Panther” film series, this is a must see event. Classics at The Capitol will be even more robust in 2018 than in the year previous, “The Pink Panther” is the perfect kick off for another year great films seen as they were meant to be seen–on the big screen! Located at 104 S Main St. in Greeneville, The Capitol Theater is a historic venue that operated as a movie theater from 1934-1992. Today, The Capitol Theater operates as a performing arts center that features not only great movies, but stage plays, concerts, and other events. The Capitol leads the way in area repertory screenings of classic film.