Classic Pre-Code Film Series Thursday Nights in April at Albright Memorial Library


Beginning Thursday, April 2nd, Albright Memorial Library will be presenting a weekly classic film series dedicated to classic movies of the Pre-Code era.  This series of six classic films — starring legendary actors such as Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Paul Muni, and The Three Stooges in some of their greatest and most controversial films of their careers — will be shown in the Community Room, located in the basement of the Lackawanna County Children’s Library.

In 1930, Hollywood adopted a Production Code to self-regulate the contents of its films; HOWEVER, it wasn’t fully enforced until 1934.  These four years produced some of the most shocking and provocative films ever made — murderers went free, adultery was flaunted, promiscuity was celebrated, and guilt was frivolous.  This library film series celebrates some of the best movies of the Pre-Code era.

Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM (SPECIAL TIME)MEET THE BARON (1933) starring Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante and The Three Stooges, followed by RED-HEADED WOMAN (1932) starring Jean Harlow at 7:15 PM

Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 PM (SPECIAL TIME)MADAM SATAN (1930) directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Thursday, April 16th at 7 PMPENTHOUSE (1933) starring Warner Baxter and Myrna Loy

Thursday, April 23rd at 7 PMI AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (1932) starring Paul Muni

Thursday, April 30th at 7 PMFOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933) starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell

The Classic Pre-Code film series is being sponsored by The Friends of Scranton Public Library, who are also generously providing refreshments.

All films are free with your Lackawanna County Library Card; however, seating is limited and registration is strongly suggested.

You may register online to attend any film in the series by clicking here or by clicking any of the film titles listed above.

For more information, or to register by phone, please call Bill at (570) 348-3000, x3008 or email Bill by clicking here.

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