Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Feb 14 7:30 PM



CASABLANCA starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingris Bergman

"Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."

Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 pm | Members $15 | Public $20

Includes reception with champagne & chocolate-covered sweets

The Cinema Arts Centre invites all lovebirds and lonelyhearts to spend Valentine’s Day with us revisiting a classic, CASABLANCA. Rick Blaine owns a nightclub in Casablanca, and discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo. Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America.
One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. (USA, 2018, 102 min., PG, English | Dir. Michael Curtiz)

Flowers provided by Amy's of Huntington