Tuesday Night Classics
The Tuesday Night Classics series is dedicated to showing popular favorites and forgotten gems from the height of early 20th century film-making. Generally on the first and third Tuesday of the month and now with an additional matinee the same week either on Saturday or Sunday. This is a great way to experience a film from the Golden Age of Hollywood in a theater from that era. Friends of the Normal Theater receive free admission.
The Bishops Wife
Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visited immediately by Dudley (Cary Grant), who claims to be an angel. Henry is skeptical, then annoyed when Dudley ingratiates himself into the household as his assistant -- and worse, wins the attentions of Henry's long-suffering and kindly wife (Loretta Young). When Dudley continues to intervene in Henry's struggles, the bishop decides to challenge heaven. NR / 109 min.
The Shop Around the Corner
Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters. NR / 99 min.
12/22 @ 7:00pm