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Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Sig Ruman in 35mm!?

Spanish three-sheet for A NIGHT AT THE OPERA.

Whatever you do, don’t slow those nags down next Monday night when all horse-drawn carriages lead to Landmark’s Ken Cinema for the San Diego Opera’s deluxe benefit presentation of the Marx Bros. godsend, A Night at the Opera.

Hmm, wonder where they got the idea from?


A Night at the Opera Official Trailer (1935)

The merriment begins at 8 pm. If the mayor shows up clutching a long speech, I’ll be the first to rip it up. Admission is free, but make sure to line the collection plate with some green on your way out. Tell rich Aunt Minnie if she’s willing to drop $20 on an NT Live presentation at the Gaslamp, surely she can afford twice that amount for 35mm Marxes.

Mood elevation time: Check out the Big Screen’s Image Gallery for a passel of vintage ephemera culled from our private stock.

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eastlaker May 12, 2014 @ 6:17 p.m.

Thanks! I wish I could attend, but will be out of town. I have passed the word on to some friends, so I hope that helps. Maybe this will end up a cult event, with Rocky Horror Picture Show-style audience participation!


Scott Marks May 12, 2014 @ 8:56 p.m.

You want they should throw watermelons every time Rodolfo Lassparri appears on screen?


dwbat May 12, 2014 @ 9:08 p.m.

Darn, the trailer link doesn't work.


Colonna May 13, 2014 @ 3:57 a.m.

And now, on with the opera. Let joy be unconfined. Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlor.

Play Don!


dwbat May 13, 2014 @ 7:10 p.m.

Where are the marvelous Marx Brothers when we need them now?


dwbat May 14, 2014 @ 10:40 a.m.

I just found this gem: Chico and Harpo playing the piano. Wow!!!!! You can watch it online, or download the video file. Two thumbs up! https://archive.org/details/MarxBrothersChicoAndHarpo-Piano


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