MACFlix Club to Feature Classic Film Series this Spring
Mineral Area College’s student movie club, MACFlix, is offering free movies this spring in the Fine Arts Theatre at the Park Hills campus.
Dr. Kevin White, sponsor of MACFlix, said that while the fall semester was dedicated to entertaining drive-in movies of the past, especially those from the 1960s, spring semester’s lineup is devoted to classic films.
A different feature appears during one Saturday from each month of the spring semester. All movies begin at 7 p.m. in the Mineral Area College Fine Arts Theatre and admission is free to the public. MACFlix presents all films in their original, large, widescreen format along with an outstanding sound system.
The leadoff film of the series, "Monkey Business," was the first film written directly for the Marx Brothers and was shown on Saturday, Jan. 18. The next film is “The Great Escape” on Feb. 1.
The remaining MACFlix Classic Film Series is:
Saturday, Feb. 1, "The Great Escape";
Saturday, March 22, "Notorious";
Saturday, April 5, "The Pride of the Yankees"; and
Saturday, May 3, "Twilight", riffed live a la Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
White said the movies, as presented in their widescreen glory, offer a different perspective than when they’re seen on television. He said the Jan. 18 showing of “Monkey Business” reminded him of the power of large-scale widescreen format.
"That showing (“Monkey Business”) was fantastic, because having already viewed the picture many times on television, this presentation -- widescreen, superior audio and being digitally re-mastered-- made the film look the same as if you were seeing it in 1931,” he said. “The film was pristine and beautiful to look at and I saw things I had never seen before when it was on television. Most of all..... it was still laugh-out-loud funny!"