Night At The Movies

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The Lewis Tolkien Society & St. Mary the Virgin Present

Night at the Movies
 Saturday, February 16 at 6:30 PM

Hobson’s Choice

At:
 St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church
1408 N. Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

A “Hobson’s Choice,” as any slang expert will tell you, is no choice at all. And this hilarious and classic 1954 comedy, which stars Charles Laughton and John Mills, is the definitive illustration of this kind of choice. Mills is the boot maker to domineering boot-shop owner Charles Laughton, who lords it over his employees and three daughters by day, then indulges his taste for whiskey at night. Laughton’s “old-maid” daughter Brenda DeBanzie breaks free of her father’s tyranny, marries Mills, and together with her new husband sets up a rival boot shop when Laughton refuses her a dowry. Father rants and raves, but finally agrees to a merger with his daughter that will assure Mills a large measure of freedom over managing things. The winner of the British Film Institute “Best Film” award of 1954, Hobson’s Choice chalked up another international success for director David Lean and actors Charles Laughton and John Mills.


 Doors open at 6:30. The movie (102 minutes) will start at 7:00.
 
We’ll have popcorn, chips, water, iced tea, soft drinks AND PIZZA!!

 
Directions to St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church
Take Interstate 30 West from Dallas or East from Ft Worth to the Cooper Street ExitStay in the right hand lane of the exit to the Cooper Street traffic lightAt the light turn right (south) and go one block on Cooper St to a traffic lightAt that light, turn right (west) onto Road to Six Flags to the next traffic lightAt this light turn left (south) onto Davis Dr for a few hundred feetThe Church will be on your rightTurn into the parking lot and the movie will be shown in the Parish Hall

 

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