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Get Your Hitchcock and Kurosawa Fix at Metro Cinemas

Landmark Theatres screens classic movies every Wednesday through April 27.

By Laura Dannen March 2, 2011

Jimmy Stewart hangs on in Hitchcock’s 1958 thriller Vertigo.

Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve seen Jimmy Stewart dangle from a steel beam on the big screen, or you haven’t enjoyed the sword-slinging glory of Seven Samurai—all three hours and 27 minutes of it—in one sitting before. Regardless, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas will screen some of last century’s greatest noirs, thrillers, and black-and-white classics every Wednesday through April 27. The mini-fest starts tonight with the newest kid on the block: Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s lush In the Mood for Love, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung.

I plan to continue my self-imposed Humphrey Bogart-athon at the screening of Nicholas Ray’s noir In a Lonely Place. If you want to see some proper on-screen flirting, watch the YouTube clip below of Bogie being coy with Gloria Grahame. What a tease.

Mar 2 Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000) at 7 & 9:10pm

Mar 9 Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) at 6:45 & 9:15pm

Mar 16 Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil (1958) at 6:45 & 9:10pm

Mar 23 Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) at 7 & 9:10pm

Mar 30 Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place (1950) at 7 & 9:10pm

Apr 6 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death (1946) at 7 & 9:15pm

Apr 13 Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) at 7:15pm

Apr 20 Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955) at 7 & 9:10pm

Apr 27 Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) at 6:45 & 9:15pm

Metro Cinemas is at 4500 Ninth Ave NE in the U-District.

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