Chinatown (Talkback with John Farr)
- Tue Jul 30
Tue Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm: Join us for a new series featuring outstanding classic films on select Tuesday evenings once a month. John Farr, Founder of the Playhouse and Creator of bestmoviesbyfarr.com, will introduce and give a short talk about each film before the lights go down. After screenings, guests are invited to join him for “Farr @The Bar” – drinks and casual conversation following the film in the Playhouse Cafe.
Director: Roman Polanski Run Time: 130 min. Format: Digital Rating: R
Starring: Burt Young, Diane Ladd, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, John Huston
Presented in 4k!
Roman Polanski’s Chinatown has evolved from a classic mystery to a landmark film. Screen legend Jack Nicholson breathes life into sharp-tongued private eye Jake Gittes. Gittes is hired by a stunning socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband, who she suspects of cheating. But what Gittes thinks is a routine case of adultery quickly deteriorates into a tangle of deceit, corruption and treachery.
Even the City of Angels has a dark side, as this private eye is about to find out. He unravels one scandal after the next, but the biggest mystery is what, and who, lies at the heart of it all. Robert Towne’s Academy Award-winning script captures a lost era of crime drama in this timeless gem of a film.
Standard ticket price ($14 adult, $22 premium recliner, $12 senior, $12 child).