Today, R and I kicked off our second annual Saenger Summer Classic Film Series. The Saenger Theatre is a beautiful ode to 1920s cinema and stage, and each year it plays a classic film every Sunday in the summer. Before R came along, my mom would take me to this great event starting when I was nine. This is where I first saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, Gigi, Citizen Kane, and so many more. This is where, last year, I introduced R to Alfred Hitchcock, whose films R really loves (we ended up buying five of his movies after watching Dial M for Murder and North By Northwest at the Saenger).
Today, R saw Gone With The Wind for the very first time ever. Despite the four hour run-time, he loved it. He was engaged in the story line all the way through. He even tolerated my saying a bunch of the lines (“I don’t know NOTHIN’ ‘bout birthin’ babies!” “It ain’t fittin’, it just ain’t fittin’…ain’t fittin’”).
I adore that we get to do this together.
(I wrote about the series for Mod Mobilian last year here.)