I love a classic movie and musicals hold a special place in my heart, so this weekend's classic movie at the International Museum of Art is perfect for me. 'Singing in the Rain' is the kind of movie that you've probably heard about all your life but have only seen on tv. Well, now is your chance to see it the way it should be seen, on the big screen.

The movie is set in the late 1920s when movie companies were making the transition from silent movies to talkies. In real life a lot of famous silent film actors lost their careers because they either didn't have the voice for sound or they couldn't act well enough to make the leap to talkies. In Singing in the Rain, a silent film superstar has a horrible, screechy voice but she is box office gold, so the studio hires a young nobody played by Debbie Reynolds to be her voice. Debbie's character falls in love with Gene Kelly's character, the on and off screen love interest of the screechy voiced Lina Lamont.

Hijinks ensue because no one wants to tell Lina that Debbie is voicing her parts or that Gene and Debbie have fallen in love with each other. This is the movie with the famous scene that has Gene Kelly, well, singing in the rain. You've got to see this fun movie on the big screen!

The movie is free and you will be humming the songs for days after. The Museum has fantastically priced concessions so you can take someone with you and will probably only spend about $20 for the whole afternoon. Make sure you check out the rest of the museum after the movie. It's gorgeous and will take your breath away.

WHAT: Singing In The Rain
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana

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