2022: A Celebration of Song & Dance on Film
Enjoy movies outdoors at One Fringe Place! Grab a drink, a snack from a food truck, and experience a one-of-a-kind film event: outdoor movies on the big screen with personalized audio via our Silent Disco headphones. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Please note: headphone use with deposit of your license/ID (to be returned upon exit).
Tuesday, Sept. 13: 8:00pm
(G, 1952, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 103 mins.)
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era—paired with the beautiful, jealous, and not-so-smart Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time—and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of “talkies,” this film’s classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.
Wednesday, Sept. 14: 7:45pm
(NR, 1956, Charles Walters, 111 mins.)
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Musical remake of “The Philadelphia Story” (1940) features a score by Cole Porter and stars Grace Kelly as Tracy Lord, an heiress whose wedding plans are complicated by a reporter (Frank Sinatra) and ex-husband (Bing Crosby). Also starring Louis Armstrong. This was Grace Kelly’s final film.
Thursday, Sept. 15: 7:45pm
(NR, 1951, George Sidney, 108 mins.)
The famed Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical about Mississippi riverboat life chronicles the problematic romance between the beautiful daughter of the ship’s captain and a prodigious gambler. Starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel and William Warfield. Warfield’s nephew Thomas Warfield will introduce the film.
Friday, Sept. 16: 8:00pm
(PG, 1972, Bob Fosse, 124 mins.)
Winner of 8 Oscars. Groundbreaking, blockbuster version of the stage musical. Berlin, 1931. As Nazism rises in Germany, flamboyant American performer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) falls in love with a British language teacher (Michael York)—whom she shares with a German baron (Helmut Griem). But Sally’s small, carefree, tolerant, and fragile cabaret world is about to be crushed under the boot of the Nazis. Also starring Joel Grey.
Saturday, Sept. 17: 8:00pm
(PG-13, 2006, Bill Condon, 130 mins.)
Based on the original Broadway production and starring Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Jennifer Hudson. In 1960s Detroit, trio of Black, female, soul singers cross over to the pop charts, facing their own personal struggles along the way. Jennifer Hudson won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Effie White.
Sunday, Sept. 18: 7:45pm
(NR, 1951, Vincente Minnelli, 104 mins.)
Regarding as one of the best movie musicals of all time. Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), a struggling American painter in Paris, is “discovered” by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry’s art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise (Leslie Caron), a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist (Oscar Levant) also falls for Lise and romantic complications abound.
Monday, Sept. 19: 7:45pm
(PG-13, 2021, Jonathan Butterell, Dan Gillespie Sels, Tom MacRae, 115 mins.)
Presented by ImageOut. Feature film adaptation of the musical about a teenager from Sheffield, England who dreams to become a drag queen. Starring Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, and Sarah Lancashire.
Tuesday, Sept. 20: 7:45pm
(PG, 2007, Alan Shankman,117 mins.)
Based on the Tony-Award winning stage musical and inspired by John Waters’ 1988 cult classic. High School “hairhopper” Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. Also starring John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken and Michele Pfeiffer.
Wednesday, Sept. 21: 8:00pm
(NR, 1949, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 98 mins.)
Hugh Jackman has called On The Town the best musical ever made. Three sailors—Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin)—are let loose in New York City on a 24-hour leave. Hijinks ensure when they meet Ivy Smith aka Miss Turnstiles (Vera-Ellen), raucous “lady taxi driver” Hilde (Betty Garrett) and sultry anthropologist Claire (Ann Miller).
Thursday, Sept. 22: 7:30pm
(PG-13, 2021, John M. Chu, 143 mins.)
In collaboration with the Puerto Rican Festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Film version of the 2008 Tony Award Best Musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and set in the Dominican area of Washington Heights in Manhattan. Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better live. Also stars Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, and Jimmy Smits).
Friday, Sept. 23: DOUBLE BILL
(NR, 1957, Stanley Donen, 103 mins.)
Stanley Donen’s ultrachic spin into the world of fashion photography. An impromptu fashion shoot at a bookstore brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. Starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, and Robert Flemyng. Music by the Gershwins.
(R, 1983, Adrian Lyne, 95 mins.)
Multi-award-winning film that brought breakdancing into the mainstream. Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a ballet company and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling! Also starring Michael Nouri, Belinda Bauer, Lilia Skala, and Sunny Johnson.
Saturday, Sept. 24: DOUBLE BILL
In Celebration of Judy Garland’s 100th Birthday
(G, 1939, Victor Fleming, 102 mins.)
Dorothy, a young farm girl (Judy Garland) and her little dog Toto are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send them home, they encounter an enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise. This 1939 award-winning film classic is a perennial favorite that has recently been meticulously restored. Also starring Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, and Margaret Hamilton.
(NR, 1948, Charles Walters, 103 mins)
Starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. An Oscar-winning score that features 17 Irving Berlin songs drives this romp about a hoofer who tries to mold a singer into a Broadway star. To play the song-and-dance man, Fred Astaire came out of retirement and stepped in after MGM’s original choice, Gene Kelly, broke an ankle prior to filming.