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Summer of Adventure

Summer of Adventure

"All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world." —L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

This Summer The Fox Theatre in association with The Great Escape Book Store, will attempt to re-capture some of that youthful energy which the season evokes, via four classic book to screen adaptations. We hope you will join us this July & August for these special screenings, featuring timeless tales of adventure, laughter & rites of passage.

Festival Start Date
July 4, 2018
Festival End Date
August 22, 2018

When spoiled Harvey Cheyne (Freddie Bartholomew) is suspended from boarding school, his businessman father (Melvyn Douglas) takes him to Europe on a business trip. When the rebellious lad falls overboard from the steamship, he is saved from death by humble fisherman Manuel Fidello (Spencer Tracy) and forced by the captain ...

Director
Victor Fleming
Starring
Spencer Tracy
Freddie Bartholomew
mickey rooney
Lionel Barrymore

In a small Yorkshire village during the Great Depression, financial pressures cause the parents of young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) to sell his beloved dog, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce). After the duke takes the collie to his Scottish estate, his granddaughter (Elizabeth Taylor) recognizes that the ...

Director
Fred M. Wilcox
Starring
Elizabeth Taylor
Roddy McDowal
Pal the Dog

The March sisters -- Meg (Janet Leigh), Jo (June Allyson), Beth (Margaret O'Brien) and Amy (Elizabeth Taylor) -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, often with neighbor Laurie (Peter ...

Director
Mervyn LeRoy
Starring
Janet Leigh
Elizabeth Taylor
June Allyson
Margaret O'Brien
Peter Lawford