Week 12-Did (or do you still) see many movies? Describe your favorites. Where did you see these films? Is the theater still there, or is there something else in its place.
I love musicals of all kinds, movie or stage. Funny Girl is my all time favorite movie musical. Who wouldn't fall in love with Nicky Arnstein and his ruffle shirts? I remember seeing Funny Girl at the Harbor Beach Community Theater on North Huron Avenue in Harbor Beach, Michigan.
The theater, in Harbor Beach, was a great place to watch movies. It was an old fashioned, Baroque-style theater. The red velvet curtain graced the stage that housed the movie theater screen and was used for live theatrical performances, too. The theater was on the north side of the Community Center, which housed the library, a gym, a lending library for art work, and meeting spaces. It cost $.50 to see a movie, rising to $.75 when I was in high school. The movie theater is still in use today. The community has restored the beautiful 1920's building adding a mural depicting historical images of Harbor Beach.
I loved everything about Funny Girl, and still do. The music, the costumes, and the story line. The cast of Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon, Kay Medford and Anne Francis sang some of my favorite songs. Who doesn't love "I'm the Greatest Star", 'Don't Rain on My Parade", and "People"? Barbra Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Funny Girl. It was nominated for Best Picture, but lost to 'Oliver', another movie musical.