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Library to present classic films

In-person screenings returns to Waupaca

The Waupaca Area Public Library will present a series of four classic movies this fall with comments before each film by Dr. Jack Rhodes.

All screenings are on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the basement meeting rooms of the library.

No refreshments will be provided for this series, but attendees are welcome to bring along their own lidded beverages for enjoyment during the film. The wearing of masks is strongly encouraged.

The programs are free and open to the public, but seating for this series will be limited to 50 patrons so that social distancing may be observed.

In order to secure a seat, contact the library as soon as possible to make a reservation for the first film.

Registrations will be accepted in any of three ways: in person at the circulation desk, over the phone at 715-258-4414, or by going to the library webpage. After the first 50 seats are spoken for, the library will maintain and monitor a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Film schedule

• Sept. 9: “Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman” (Universal, 1944) – A classic mystery directed by Roy Wiliam Neill, with Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Oscar-winning actress Gale Sondergaard as the Spider Woman.

• Oct. 7: “Brief Encounter” (Eagle Lion, 1945) – A poignant British romance directed by David Lean, with Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard and Cyril Raymond.

• Nov. 4: “The Steel Helmet” (Lippert, 1951) – A combat film set in Korea directed by Samuel Fuller, with Gene Evans, Robert Hutton and Steve Brodie.

• Dec. 2: “Lady and the Tramp” (Buena Vista, 1955) – An animated Disney Christmas classic directed by Hamilton Luske, with the voices of Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson and Barbara Luddy.

For more information, call the library at 715-258-4414.

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