Bryan Cultural Series brings four classic films to the big screen

Published 8:18 am Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Grab your popcorn, find a seat and sit back and enjoy “Four Sundays, Four Films” brought to the big screen by the Bryan Cultural Series.

Featuring unforgettable performances, the movies will be screened on Sunday, February 20 and 27 and March 6 and 13. With a brief multi-media introduction from Dr. Chris Palestrant, professor of music composition at ECSU, the film fest will provide a way to see classic movies the way they were intended – on the silver screen.

Selected by Palestrant, the movies are, “. . . four of his favorites. Two beloved classics and two overlooked gems that must be seen on the big screen,” he said.

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With commentary from Palestrant, he promises, “Peeking behind the curtain at these movies makes them ten times as much fun.“

Film score discussion and a “peek behind the curtain” with Palestrant will be at 4 p.m. Movies will be screened at 4:30 p.m.

The movies are:

– Sunday, February 20: The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, directed by Michael Curtiz.

– Sunday February 27: Swashbuckler, starring Robert Shaw and James Earl Jones, directed by James Goldstone.

– Sunday March 6: Enchanted April, starring Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Josie Lawrence and Polly Walker, directed by Mike Newell.

– Sunday, March 13: Blade Runner (Final Cut), starring Harrison Ford and Sean Young, directed by Ridley Scott.

All movies will be shown at R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10, located at 1800 N. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills.

Tickets are $10 per movie and may also be purchased online at the RC Theater website or at the theater anytime it is open: Friday 3:30-10 p.m.; Saturday 12:30-10 p.m.; Sunday 12:30-8 p.m. and Monday-Thursday 3:30-8 p.m.

“To protect audience members, the Bryan Cultural Center will only sell 100 tickets for the shows and encourages social distancing in the auditorium,” stated a Bryan Cultural Series press release. “Masks will be required for all audience members when they are not eating or drinking.”

For more information about the Bryan Cultural Series and to find more information about the Four Sundays, Four Films event, visit

Support for this event is provided by TowneBank of Currituck, Village Realty, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. “The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high quality cultural events,” stated the release. “These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The board strives to glean from talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard.”