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Upcoming Events and Movies at the Lucas Theatre

15 Jul 2019
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Do you love watching classic movies on the big screen, delightful theatre productions or live symphonic orchestra performances? If so, then you need to visit the Lucas Theatre in Savannah! The Lucas Theatre is a beautifully restored historic theatre, favored by locals and travelers alike. Built circa 1920, the architecturally unique theatre features two levels of seating and a grand stage. In 2000 the theatre underwent renovations to restore it back to its original glory. So, visit the theatre and experience the grandeur the moment you walk through the doors. Check a listing of events below or visit their website for more information. 

August

August 4 - Disney Summer Classics: Frozen: Have you ever wished (upon a star) that you could get the chance to experience again the magic of the Disney animated classics on the big screen? The Lucas Theatre is giving you your chance this summer! Come see these timeless classics all summer long! It’s the perfect outing for families and friends of all ages. With Frozen’s highly anticipated sequel coming out this November, you don’t want to miss your chance to watch the story from the beginning with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf! When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip. 3:00 PM

August 16 - Hitchcock or Hepburn Series: The African QueenRelive the intrigue and glamour of old Hollywood in this Hitchcock or Hepburn series of alternating thrillers and romances. After religious spinster's (Katharine Hepburn) missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, dissolute steamer captain (Humphrey Bogart) offers her safe passage. She's not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans. Time alone on the river leads to love. 7:00 PM

August 17 - Movie Marathon: Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: Relive the most saga of the 20th century when Lucas Theatre for the Arts presents an all-day movie marathon of the original Star Wars trilogy. Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap at Cloud City. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the Vader is in fact his father. The series begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at noon and ends with Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi at 8 p.m.

August 17 - Movie Marathon: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back: Relive the most saga of the 20th century when Lucas Theatre for the Arts presents an all-day movie marathon of the original Star Wars trilogy. Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap at Cloud City. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the Vader is in fact his father. The series begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at noon and ends with Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi at 8 p.m.

August 17 - Movie Marathon: Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi: Relive the most saga of the 20th century when Lucas Theatre for the Arts presents an all-day movie marathon of the original Star Wars trilogy. Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap at Cloud City. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the Vader is in fact his father. The series begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at noon and ends with Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi at 8 p.m.


September

September 14 - Savannah Philharmonic: Triple Threat: Bernstein, Gershwin, and Mussorgsky

Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor
Ian Parker, Piano
BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture
GERSHWIN Concerto in F MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Our eleventh Season opens with a thrilling array of masterpieces. Bernstein’s effervescent Overture from Candidesets the mood for Gershwin’s landmark piano concerto, one of the first pieces to truly bring the sound of jazz into the concert hall. The evening closes with Mussorgsky’s towering Pictures at an Exhibition.

September 22 - Savannah School Bands Celebration:

The 38th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival will kick-off Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2pm with the annual Savannah School Bands Celebration featuring performances from regional high schools and universities at The Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

Savannah Jazz Festival's beloved Sunday concert will feature the next generation of jazz musicians from these high schools and universities with a grand finale Jam Session from legendary Teddy Adams and friends. A scholarship will be awarded to one or more recipients at this show!

Savannah Arts Academy Sky Lite Band
Savannah Country Day School Jazz Band
Savannah State University Jazz Band
Georgia Southern University Jazz Band
Concluding with Teddy Adams Jam Session
More about Savannah Jazz Festival:

2019 marks the 38th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival, featuring 27 free performances highlighting regional, national and international world-class jazz in the Lowcountry, from Sept. 22 - 28. The festival takes place in venues around Savannah, culminating with three days and nights in Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park, Sept. 26 - 28. Visit www.savannahjazzfest.com for full lineup and schedule. 


October

October 4 - A Night of Georgia Music: The Fall 2019 Tour of A Night of Georgia Music will be performed by musicians with deep connections to Georgia: R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, award-winning violinist Robert McDuffie, and Rolling Stones keyboardist and musical director Chuck Leavell. The night will feature songs of Georgia’s favorite contemporary musicians, including: Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers Band, Outkast, Gram Parsons, Gregg Allman, R.E.M., Gladys Knight and the Pips, Brook Benton, Otis Redding, James Brown, plus the Mills-composed Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra.

October 26 - November 2 - SCAD Savannah Film Festival: The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual film festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 50,000 people attend the eight-day SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures. With compelling documentaries, fascinating shorts, vibrant student work, groundbreaking animation, and Hollywood’s most promising Oscar contenders, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival offers something for every movie buff.