for the movies that need to be seen on the BIG screen!
Wednesday September 18th at 6:30PM
One of the all time Comedy Classics! It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast, including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, and a boatload of other playing-to-the-rafters comedy legends. For sheer scale of silliness, Kramer’s wildly uncharacteristic film is unlike any other, an exhilarating epic of tomfoolery. The story begins during a traffic jam, caused by reckless driver Smiler Grogan, who, before kicking the bucket, cryptically tells the assembled drivers that he's buried a fortune in stolen loot, under the Big W. All of the motorists set out to find the fortune.
Directed By: Stanley Kramer
Produced By: Stanley Kramer
Running Time: 174 Minutes
The Lake Geneva Film Club has donated over $6,000 in our first year to the Never Say Never Playland Project. Thank you all for supporting this club the way you have. Looking forward to another great year!
The Lake Geneva Film Club is proud to announce that we are bringing back the Silent Film Society of Chicago's very own Mr. Jay Warren to play another Live Organ Accompaniment to the silent-film horror classic, The Phantom of the Opera! We had such an incredible show last Halloween when he played to Nosferatu that we asked him to come back and he happily accepted our invitation. On Wednesday October 30th "Devil's Night" at 7 bells in the evening we will all once again be graced with another bone-chilling organ score in front of the historic Geneva Theater screen. This is truly an incredibly unique experience just in time for the season that you do not want to miss!
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney's ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film's premiere. This film still stands as one of the best horror movies ever made.
100% of proceeds benefit the Never Say Never Playland Project that focuses on children with special needs.
As of right now, tickets can only be obtained in person 30 minutes prior to the showing for $10 (CASH ONLY) and this will be on a first come-first serve basis. We have rented the larger 200 seat theater so there should be plenty of seats. Online ticket reservations will be coming back soon.
December 2017 - It's A Wonderful Life
January 2018 - Doctor Zhivago
February 2018 - The Shining
March 2018 - The Blues Brothers
April 2018 - North By Northwest
May 2018 - Apocalypse Now
June 2018 - Psycho
July 2018 - Some Like It Hot
August 2018 - Pulp Fiction
September 2018 - The Sound Of Music
October 2018 - Nosferatu ~ A Symphony of Horror
November 2018 - The Big Lebowski
December 2018 - A Christmas Carol (1951)
January 2019 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
February 2019 - The Godfather
March 2019 - Slap Shot
July 2019 - The Wizard of Oz
August 2019 - Sunset Boulevard
September 19th - It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
October 30th - The Phantom of the Opera
As of right now you can contact us through email only at LakeGenevaFilmClub@outlook.com. We are all volunteers so please allow time for responses
We are very happy to have the newly re-opened Geneva Theater as our home for our Film Club but we are not affiliated with them in any way. If you have a question about the Club or Film Showings please inquire with us. Any questions about the theater itself you can visit www.Geneva4.com. They are located at 244 Broad St. Lake Geneva, WI.
LGFC is a not for profit organization and all proceeds will go directly to the building of the Never Say Never Playland. There are no refunds once a donation is made but rest assured, your funds will go to a great cause! Tickets can be obtained online except on the day of the showing. Then tickets may be available directly at the theater 30 minutes prior to showtime if the event is not sold out.
PLEASE BRING PRINTED RECEIPT WITH YOU TO THE THEATER.
Imagine a place where kids of all abilities can come together to play, make friends and play as equals. A Playland built to suit the needs of all children, with a focus on special needs. Let's get this park built! Please visit www.NeverSayNeverPlayland.com for more information and to donate.