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Campus Theatre to celebrate 70th anniversary with festival

October 9, 2011
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

LEWISBURG - The Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a film festival Friday through Oct. 23.

"The festival is a retrospective of films from each decade of the Campus Theatre's existence," said Eric Faden, associate professor of English and film-media studies at Bucknell. Faden coordinated the festival with Amanda Keeler, visiting assistant professor of English and film-media studies.

"We had three criteria in choosing the films. We wanted films that are historically significant like 'Fantasia,' which has been honored as a unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music.

"Second, we wanted to show the most pristine archival prints of movie classics like 'Forbidden Planet,' with a digital restoration that is amazing," Faden said.

"Finally, we also chose films that need to be seen on a big screen. You haven't actually seen Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' until you see a restored print on the big screen," he said.

The films encompass many film genres, including film noir like "The Third Man" and "Sunset Boulevard," animated films like "Sita Sings the Blues" and significant international films from Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, France and Spain.

"We've tried to balance the selection between classic films from Hitchcock or Martin Scorsese with lesser-known films that have influenced many of today's great filmmakers.

Admission to each film is $7 for adults; $6 for children ages 11 and younger, veterans, senior citizens and students; and $5 for Campus Theatre members. For a complete list of movies and showtimes, visit



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