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Singin’ in the Saenger

By Jennifer Leigh

The “Grand Dame of Palafox” is turning 90 and you’re invited to the birthday party.

Since opening in 1925, the Saenger Theatre has been home to countless productions.

But one of the most popular events is its Classic Movie Series, which invites all ages to enjoy a classic film inside the timeless venue.

In celebration of 90 years, Saenger will be showing “Singin’ in the Rain.”

The 1952 musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, tells the story of a silent film production company transitioning to sound. The film showcases a time in Hollywood when stars were triple threats who could sing, dance and act.

Songs featured in the movie such as “Good Morning” and “Singin’ in the Rain” have almost become more popular than the movie itself.

Coincidentally, the film’s release date, April 11, is also the Saenger screening.

You can call the $5 admission your gift to the theatre, since proceeds will be donated to the Great Saenger Pipe Organ Capital Campaign.

And don’t forget to be social with the Saenger and say ‘Happy Birthday’ by sharing your favorite moments at the Classic Movie Series on their Facebook page and give suggestions for future screenings using #90Saenger.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11
WHERE: Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox
COST: $5
DETAILS: pensacolasaenger.com