Gene Kelly, performing and co-directing (with Stanley Donen)
WHAT: I'm one of those cold-hearted monsters who doesn't think Singin' in the Rain is the best musical ever made. I don't even think it's the best one produced by Arthur Freed at MGM. (I prefer at least a couple of the ones Vincente Minnelli directed). But it's obviously a great film, one that I've written about seeing on the big screen before, and one that I'm very tempted to go see again tonight.
WHERE/WHEN: The Paramount Theatre in Oakland, 8:00 PM showtime (doors open at 7 and it's worth taking the time to soak in the venue before the show starts)
WHY: The Paramount has a new Spring season of moviegoing announced. Sure, it's all timeworn classics you've probably seen multiple times already. But for five dollars a ticket, why not go anyway, and bring along some of your friends and relations who aren't as movie-savvy as you are? You might get somebody bit by the cinemagoing bug!
HOW: 35mm print of the feature, plus newsreel, animated short film, and trailers.