The mob places master sports bookie Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro) in Las Vegas to run the town, a plan that goes awry when Ace falls for opportunistic hooker Ginger (Sharon Stone in an Academy Award-nominated performance). Cinematically spectacular on the big screen!
This documentary in our Spielberg Theatre, created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI, offers a fascinating account of the lives of cousins Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of England - whose convoluted relationships helped fuel the Great War.
Winston Churchill’s place in history as the British prime minister who fought off Nazi Germany is secure, but his career in public service had not always been successful. Continuing a commemoration of the centennial of WWI is this excellent documentary in our Spielberg Theatre, illuminating the lesser-known period in Churchill’s life where he was disgraced both politically and militarily, before making a comeback that foreshadowed his WWII glories.
To conclude our series 100 years after WWI, join us at 3:00 PM in the lobby with costumed WWI re-enactors and original artifacts on display, followed by a performance of popular music of the era. Then at 5:00 PM, see the terrific three-part miniseries exploring the various political, military and especially diplomatic machinations that took place in the title time between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and Germany’s declaration of war.
Though horror hero Lon Chaney had given the Universal some of its biggest hits in the silent era, the floodgates really opened in 1931 with Tod Browning's DRACULA. It's triple-billed with 1943's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - with the ever-mesmerizing Claude Rains as the tragic Phantom - and Lon Chaney Jr. in THE WOLF MAN.