Posted by Loew's Jersey on January 24, 2005 at 15:37:19:
The Loew's Jersey Theatre Presents A Mini-Marathon of
Action-Adventure Movies on Saturday, Jan. 29:
The Thief of Bagdad
Starring Sabu, Conrad Veidt, John Justin, June Duprez, Rex Ingram.
Directed by Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, and others. (1940, 120 minutes)
This Technicolor Arabian Nights extravaganza is widely regarded as one of the best
fantasy-action films (if not the best) of the pre-computer technology era. The title
character, Abu, befriends a ragged young man named Ahmed, who happens to be the
rightful prince of Bagdad. The prince has been usurped by his evil vizier Jaffar, who hopes
to expand his power by marrying the lovely princess of Basra. But the princess is in love
with Ahmed, and so he and Abu set out to save her from Jaffer's evil machinations and to
reclaim his rightful throne. Along the way there are life-size mechanical toys, evil spells, a
flying carpet and a gigantic, bombastic genie. All of this is filmed with what, was for the
era, was dazzling special effects and eye-popping color.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Starring Errol Flynn; Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Basil
Rathbone. Directed by Michael Curtiz (1938, 102 minutes)
The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of the screen's greatest adventure films, cementing
Errol Flynn's reputation as his generation's action screen idol and set a standard for the
genre that inspired modern blockbusters such as Raiders of the Lost Ark. This film ties
together various ancient legends with a storyline that has Robin as a knight turned outlaw
to defend the peasants and throne of England against the evil machinations of Prince John,
who is scheming to depose his brother, Richard the Lionheart, while the King is away.
There are several terrific action sequences, culminating in the climatic sword fight between
Flynn and Basil Rathbone.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen; Directed by Steven Spielberg; Produced by George
Lucas (1981, 115 minutes)
An homage to the glory days of matinee adventure serials, big-budget action epics and
back-lot B-movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most enjoyable cinematic events
of the 1980s - or any era. Indian Jones is a not-so-mild-mannered archeology professor
who has a history of finding himself on great adventure - and in great danger - trying to
find and secure lost artifacts before they wind up in the wrong hands. Here our hero finds
himself on the trail of the Ark of the Covenant, chasing and being chased by - many evil things
in league with one of Indy's archrivals. Making matters even more interesting,
Indy must work with an old girlfriend with not-too-fond memories of him. One of the
most ingenious and stylish action films ever made, and packed with breakneck action, a
cheerfully absurd plot, exotic locales, and a bit of romance, Raiders has become an instant
Admission for each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 12 years old and
Combo ticket for 2 screenings costs $10 for adults, $6 for seniors & children.
Super-combo ticket for all 3 screenings costs $15 for adults, $10 for seniors & children.
You will get a FREE popcorn with the purchase of each super combo ticket.
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre presents its classic films on a 50 foot wide screen
using carbon arc illumination for the brightest, whitest light.
The Loew's Jersey Theatre, located at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, is easily reached by
car or mass transit from throughout the Metropolitan Area.
Coupons for discount off-street parking at the adjoining Square Ramp Garage are now
available at our box office.
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