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Movie Matinee: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

Ages 18 and up

2022-12-09 12:00:00 2022-12-09 15:00:00 America/Chicago Movie Matinee: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn Start your weekend off with a free movie! Warrenville Public Library District - Meeting Room East and West Combined

Friday, December 09
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-09 12:00:00 2022-12-09 15:00:00 America/Chicago Movie Matinee: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn Start your weekend off with a free movie! Warrenville Public Library District - Meeting Room East and West Combined

Warrenville Public Library District

Meeting Room East and West Combined

Start your weekend off with a free movie!

Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire star in Holiday Inn as a popular nightclub song-and-dance team. When his heart is broken by his girlfriend, Crosby decides to retire from the hustle-bustle of big city showbiz. He purchases a rustic New England farm and converts it to an inn, which he opens to the public (floor show and all) only on holidays. This barely logical plot device allows ample space for a steady flow of Irving Berlin holiday songs (including an incredible blackface number in honor of Lincoln's Birthday). Oddly enough, the most memorable song in the bunch, the Oscar-winning White Christmas, is not offered as a production number but as a simple ballad sung by Crosby to an audience of one: leading lady Marjorie Reynolds. Fred Astaire's best moment is his Fourth of July firecracker dance. Ah, but what about the plot? Well, it seems that Astaire wants to make a film about Crosby's inn, starring their mutual discovery Reynolds. Bing briefly loses Reynolds to Astaire, but wins her back during the filming of a musical number on a Hollywood soundstage (eleven years earlier, Bing enjoyed a final clinch with Marion Davies under surprisingly similar conditions in Going Hollywood). As with most of Irving Berlin's "portfolio" musicals of the 1940s, the song highlights of Holiday Inn are too numerous to mention. This delightful film is far superior to its unofficial 1954 remake, White Christmas.

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | movies | holiday |

Warrenville Public Library District

memberservices@warrenville.com
Phone: 630-393-1171

Hours
Mon, Feb 06 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Warrenville Public Library District was established in 1979 to provide library services to the residents of Warrenville and nearby unincorporated areas. The District operates out of a single facility located at 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL.

Through warrenville.com, 24/7 services include digital content availability, database use, event registration and the ability to place books and other items on hold through the catalog.

In 2020, WPLD joined the SWAN Library Services consortium, making over 8,000,000 items available to our members.

WPLD members and guests have access to many amenities: study and meeting rooms, quiet room with fireplace, casual seating areas, discovery room for children, teen lounge, hot/cold beverage vending café, free wifi and computers.*

The Library is located in the heart of Warrenville’s civic center near the intersection of Batavia and Butterfield Roads. Additional parking and a second entrance are available off of Mount St. and Manning Avenue. 

*Services and amenities have been impacted by the pandemic. 

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