The timeless masterpiece CASABLANCA may be Hollywood’s most prized gem. Legendary performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and an endlessly quotable script, (“Here’s looking at you, kid”), exemplify just what made the golden age of Hollywood special.
With a mix of suspense and romance, CASABLANCA tells the story of a nightclub owner in Morocco who reunites with a former lover as she attempts to find safe passage to America during World War 2. And now, you can experience Rick’s Place anew as The Avalon Theatre brings the film back to the big screen for one-night only.
The Avalon’s spring benefit on May 6th will celebrate CASABLANCA with a night of food, film, and conversation. The evening begins with a catered reception at 5 pm and is followed by a screening of the movie in the historic Avalon 1 theatre at 7 pm. Then, you’ll want to stay with us for a conversation between host Susan Stamberg and author Noah Isenberg. Isenberg’s recent book, "We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie," explains why nearly eight decades later, the film’s legend only continues to grow.
Join us for this special opportunity to support great cinema in DC’s only non-profit film-center, the Avalon Theatre.
Signed copies of Isenberg’s book are also available for purchase.
Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Avalon Theatre’s film education programs and general operating purposes.
Watch the trailer for the event here: