This Winter, reserve your recliner for Handpicked classic films at M&E!
Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (1970)
January 8, 2020
Celebrate the 85th birthday of the King of Rock and Roll with this special 50th anniversary presentation. An inside look at “The King,” this documentary follows Elvis as he prepares for his big opening-night performance in Las Vegas.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
January 15, 2020
Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking in this classic science fiction masterpiece: a contemplation on the nature of humanity
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
January 22, 2020
Gene Wilder stars in the magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a golden ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and the chance for an even grander prize – if they can resist temptation.
The Fugitive (1993)
January 29, 2020
Catch him if you can. The fugitive is on the run! Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones race through this breathless manhunt movie based on the classic TV series. Ford is prison escapee Dr. Richard Kimble, a Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife and determined to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the one-armed man who actually committed the crime.
The Wonderland (2019)
February 4, 2020
On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates, who brings her through a basement and into a fantastic world full of magic and color. He reveals that this world is in danger, and as “The Green Goddess” it is her destiny and responsibility to save the world. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home.
Ghost: 30th Anniversary (1990)
February 5, 2020
One of the most romantic films ever and winner of two Academy Awards, Sam, living as a ghost, learns that his death wasn’t just a random robbery gone wrong. To help him reconnect with the love of his life, Molly, and solve his own murder, he enlists the help of a skeptical psychic who doesn’t even believe in her own abilities.
The Notebook (2004)
February 11, 2020
An epic love story about and older man who reads a story aloud to an older woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the man’s words bring to life the story about a couple who are separated by World War II and then passionately reunited seven years later after they have taken different paths. Though her memory is faded, his words give her the chance to relive her turbulent youth and the unforgettable love that they shared.
A Star is Born (1976)
February 19, 2020
The fire of Barbara Streisand. The magnetism of Kris Kristofferson. The reckless world of big time Rock and Roll. A rock star on the decline, John Norman Howard has given in to drugs and excessive drinking, and his music has suffered as a result. Wandering into a club one night, John watches singer Esther Hoffman perform and is smitten. The two begin dating, and soon John lets Esther take the spotlight during his concerts. However, even as Esther finds fame and success with her singing, John continues his downward spiral.
My Neighbor Totoro (1998)
February 24, 2020
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family. When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find that country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus.
The Breakfast Club 35th Anniversary (1985)
February 26, 2020
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. This disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian, and Andre, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently – and when the day ends, they questions whether school will ever be the same.