We remember Marilyn Monroe who died this week in 1962 and the invention of champagne which was apparently this week in 1693! Marilyn loved champagne and would have agreed with Perignon’s cry ‘Come quickly, I’m tasting the stars!’ We hope we’ll see stars on The Rialto screen soon!
‘Sssshhh … be vewy vewy quiet …’ Bugs Bunny is 80 today! His official debut was in an 8 minute animated comedy short called A WILD HARE which was an instant hit. The Historic Rialto Theatre is nearly as old – it started life as a movie theatre 78 years ago! That’s all folks!
Celebrating Robin Williams birthday this week. Our marquee is his plea, as the Genie, to be released from the magic lamp in the movie Aladdin. In Williams’ own words ‘You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.’ Stay safe but don’t lose your spark!
In honor of Harrison Ford’s birthday, our marquee is a Dr Indiana Jones quote, which seems appropriate to all scientists! Why not enjoy a Harrison Ford marathon this week and remember ‘It’s not the years honey. It’s the mileage’. Let’s hope we’ve all got many miles left!
Happy July 4th! Our marquee this week quotes Lead Scientist Dr Okun, who spends his time locked away with an alien, in the movie Independence Day. Sound familiar to anyone? In the words of President Whitmore ‘We’re going to survive’!
We guess we’re not boldly going anywhere at the moment, but Mr Spock’s advice ‘The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few’ certainly rings true and matches our state directive to wear masks. Everyone at The Historic Rialto hopes you ‘Live Long and Prosper’!
Jun-20 Hakuna Matata. A favorite Father’s Day film, THE LION KING, is the theme for this week’s marquee at The Rialto! Mufasa’s love & guidance shows the best of what it means to be a father. It’s been tough lately but we hope all you Dads have ‘no worries’ at least for one day! Happy Father’s Day!
Jun-15 Where there is Love there is Life. The epic masterpiece GANDHI is our inspiration for this week’s marquee. During this pandemic the value of life and love has been highlighted in a way none of us could have imagined. Mahatma Gandhi was right, love is the power of the universe.
Jun-08 The Knights Who Say NI. A shrubbery is ALL the Knights who say “NI” needed, to let Arthur to pass on his quest for the Holy Grail – it’s a shame a shrubbery isn’t the answer to COVID-19! We’ll remain the keepers of the sacred words NI, Ping & Nee-womm – just in case!!
Jun-01 We Shall Never Surrender. This week The Historic Rialto remembers the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk (May 26th – June 4th 1940). During the COVID-19 pandemic we felt that the words of Winston Churchill, quoted in the movie Dunkirk, were very appropriate …