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2019-2020 Tibbits Classic Film Series

Tibbits Classic Film Series brings another batch of must-see films featuring classics from every decade from modern classics to Monster Fest and musicals to swashbuckling adventures of the past.

In 2016, Tibbits began a salute to its movie house days of the 30s and 40s by screening two classic double features each month. The idea was to host a movie-going experience seldom offered in this part of the state: classic films on the big screen. From October 2019 through May 2020, Tibbits will screen two classic films a month consisting of all genres from comedy and action to drama and musicals.

As with the last three years, the film series begins with MONSTER FEST. Perfect for the season this event starts before Coldwater’s Halloween parade with the 90s family favorite “Hocus Pocus,” continuing after the parade with the 80s creature features of “Gremlins” and “Critters.” The following months will see such themes as An Action Packed Christmas featuring “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon,” It’s a Wonderful Christmas featuring “Polar Express” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Forgotten Masterpieces featuring “Miller’s Crossing” and “The King of Comedy,” the 2020 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animated and Live Action, Danny Kaye Musicals featuring “The Inspector General” and “The Court Jester,” Bogie & Bacall featuring “The Big Sleep” and “Key Largo,” and finally The Swift Sword of Errol Flynn featuring “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and “Captain Blood.”

Again this year Tibbits will present the 2020 Academy Award Nominated Short Films in February. Most movie fans are never given the opportunity to see these short films in the theatre or they are forced to drive hours away. Last year Tibbits Opera House became one of only three locations in the southern part of Michigan to exhibit these titles. This is the one event in the series for which an $8 admission will be charged.

Tibbits Classic Film Series is sponsored Dr. Matthew Christopher, DDS, PC. With offices in Coldwater and Union City the dental office prides itself on “crafting smiles to last a lifetime.” Information on their dental services can be found at UCSmiles.com. Admission to the classic film series is free unless indicated. Concessions, including a cash bar, will be available for purchase in the elevator lobby at the Ghost Light Bar during all screenings. All showings take place at the historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St. in Coldwater, MI. For more information or a detailed listing of all films being presented during the Classic Film Series, please visit Tibbits.org or call 517-278-6029.