Saturday, September 15, 2012

Monday Night at the National Resumes 10/15

Judy Garland on the set of In The Good Old Summertime

Monday nights in October mean one thing for this critic... Football, as in Monday Night Football; But I realize not everyone shares my opinion. For those less pigskin-inclined, there's Monday Night at the National. Beginning October 15th, the historic National Theatre of Washington will host free screenings of select Judy Garland features from Meet Me in St. Louis to The Wizard of Oz.

Garland was one of Tinseltown's brightest stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood, appearing in over 40 films. She was awarded an Academy Juvenile Award in 1940 and a 1955 Golden Globe Award for her performance in A Star is Born. Garland also captured two Grammy Awards in addition to becoming the first woman and youngest ever recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (in 1962.) She was just 39.  In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.

Each screening begins at 6:30 PM with tickets distributed 30 minutes prior. Only one ticket per person in line, and please no food or drinks. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metro: Metro Center) The National will release a full schedule soon. For more information, call (202) 783-3372.