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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

1963

Rated: G

Running Time: 174 Minutes

Comedy



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!

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COMING THIS HALLOWEEN!

 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.
http://www.silentfilmsjaywarren.com/index.html 

Ticket Donations Announcement

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. 

SEPTEMBER 18th, 6:30pm - it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world

What's this Film Club all about?

  • The Lake Geneva Film Club was created for all movie lovers to experience their favorite films  (the right way) on the big screen. It’s amazing how in today’s world we may even see a movie for the first time on a 5” screen! That’s fine (I guess) but we are going to try and bring back the wonderful movie-going experience with some of the best films of all time and show them with all the respect they deserve... We have compiled some of our all time favorites from classics like Doctor Zhivago, North by Northwest, Psycho and Bridge on the River Kwai, to underground cult films such as Taxi Driver, Mad Max, A Clockwork Orange and everything in between. Anything that we feel is worthy of the movie theater experience will be considered and there won’t be any limits to what will be shown.  All movies will be viewed at the newly re-opened Geneva Theater - 244 Broad St. in downtown Lake Geneva. They have done an incredible job restoring this classic cinema that first opened in 1928. They also offer beer, wine and of course regular concessions to add to the experience. Once a month a new film will be shown and here’s the best part... We are a not for profit organization so all proceeds will be going directly to the Never Say Never Playland that is being built in Veterans Park. This park is being specifically made for children with special needs, and where everyone can play as equals...A simple $10 donation will get you your movie ticket but anything additional would be greatly appreciated. We feel this is such an incredible organization and we are so happy to donate to this special cause. Let’s get this park built! Visit www.NeverSayNeverPlayland.com for more info... 

  • Visit https://www.facebook.com/lakegenevafilmclub/ for all the film gossip and to stay informed on all the upcoming movies and events. We really hope everyone will enjoy this new addition to our great little city of Lake Geneva!

Previous & Future Screenings

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

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Join The Club

Info & F.A.Q.'s

Contact Us

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

Geneva Theater

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.

Ticket Donations

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.

Never Say Never Playland Project

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.