The Capitol Theater of Downtown Greeneville is proud to announce that the May edition of their Classics at The Capitol series will feature 1952’s “Singin’ In The Rain.” One of the most beloved movies of all time “Singin’ In The Rain” will be shown at The Capitol on May 25th at 7:00 PM, admission will be $5.00. Tickets will be available at the box office or to the button at the left. Released by MGM and featuring a stunning cast of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor, “Singin’ In The Rain” placed 20 out of 50 on Sight and Sound magazine’s list of The Best Movies Ever Made.
Co-directed by star Kelly along with Stanley Donen, “Singin’ In The Rain” takes place in Hollywood during the late 1920s, as the transition from silent to sound films was starting to take place. Considered by many to the be the crown jewel of MGM’s legendary musicals, “Singin’ In The Rain” was nominated for two OSCARS, with Donald O’Connor winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor that year.
Kelly plays Don Lockwood, a king of the box office with his longtime staring partner Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). Lockwood is about to take a chance and produce his first talking film, the only problem is his longtime co-star has a voice atypical to her on-screen image. Lockwood decides to use the voice of a chorus girl (Reynolds) to dub over his longtime co-star, trying to keep this news from Lina.
“It’s almost embarrassing we’ve waited this long to bring one of MGM’s famed musicals to our Classics at The Capitol series” says Andy Ross, local film writer who will be introducing “Singin’ In The Rain.” Ross continued, “There are so many wonderful musical to choose from the MGM library, but if you’re going to pick one to be the first you show, it simply must be ‘Singin’ In The Rain.’ This is one of those movies that reminds you why you love movies. It’s absolutely dazzling from start to finish! A classic among classics.”