Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Maltese Falcon [Not Rated]
- Dates: April 22, 2018
- Location: Paramount Theater
- Address: 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Phone: (434) 979-1922
- Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Price: $5.00 Youth, $7.00 Adult
The Maltese Falcon is a film noir based on Dashiell Hammett’s 1929 novel of the same name, written and directed by John Huston in his directorial debut. Starring Humphrey Bogart, this noir classic follows Detective Sam Spade as he dives into a case brought to him by the beautiful femme fatale Ruth Wonderly (Mary Astor), who claims to be looking for her missing sister. After his partner (Jerome Cowan) is killed under mysterious circumstances, Detective Spade finds himself tangled in a web of crime and must find his way out by locating a precious bejeweled Maltese falcon.
Recognized as the first major film noir by Panorama du Film Noir Américain and listed in Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series, The Maltese Falcon was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture. It was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1989.
The historic Paramount Theater a Charlottesville landmark built in 1931 offers a wide variety of live art performances. Check their website for performance schedule. On November 25, 1931, The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia opened its doors as one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. With its exceptional... more