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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Plays The Michelob Ultra Cool Film Series 7/31-8/2 Feedback Printer-Friendly E-Mail ArticleEnter Your E-Mail Address: Friday, July 17, 2009; Posted: 11:07 AM - by BWW News Desk Victoria Theatre Association and Heidelberg Distributing Company present the fifth weekend of the Michelob Ultra Cool Film Series with the delightful musical film, An American in Paris, July 31- August 2, 2009 at the historical Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton.A delightful and light-hearted film, An American in Paris is chock full of Technicolor, music and great choreography as Gene Kelly plays Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris.

When he is "discovered" by an influential heiress (Leslie Caron), Jerry's art isn't the only thing she is after.

Joke, sing and dance along with Gene Kelly as this romantic musical unfolds on the streets of Paris.

With a playful score by George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris, released in 1952 and winner of six Academy Awards features memorable songs, I Got Rhythm, Our Love Is Here To Stay, 'S Wonderful, Strike Up The Band and Embraceable You.

An American in Paris is a true classic film for musical theatre and dance-lovers alike!Films are shown at 7:30 p.m.

on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m.

on Sundays in the air-conditioned comfort of the Victoria Theatre.

Recreating the feel of the old-time movie palaces, guests may enjoy FREE popcorn and soda in the lobby beginning one hour prior to show time, the Mighty Wurlitzer organ concert beginning 30 minutes prior to show time, and a classic cartoon just before the movie.

You can see An American in Paris and the rest of the films in the series for just $4.75 each, or $24 for a 10-ticket passbook - a great entertainment bargain in these economically tough times!Passbooks are on sale now through Ticket Center Stage.

They may be purchased at the Schuster Center box office in downtown Dayton, by phone at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630, or online at - click on Victoria Theatre Association, then Michelob Ultra Cool Films.Individual tickets are available day-of-show at the Victoria Theatre box office, beginning one hour prior to showtime.For the full scoop on this summer's series, including video clips and much more, go to and click on "Michelob Ultra Cool Films." Be sure to also visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for exclusive Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series updates and offers.To Kill A Mockingbird, August 7 - 9Set in a small Alabama town, attorney Atticus Finch (Oscar-winner Gregory Peck) risks his career by defending a black man wrongly accused of rape.

The adaptation of Harper Lee's timeless novel about racism and tolerance features Robert Duvall in his screen debut as Boo Radley.Funny Girl, August 14 - 16The 1968 musical about a female singer/comic (Barbra Streisand), and the travails of her life, won Streisand a Best Actress Oscar in her film debut! The song "People" has become a movie musical classic and one of Streisand's best-loved songs.American Graffiti, August 21 - 23Where were you in '62? It's the last night of summer, and the teenagers of Modesto, California, want to have some fun before adult responsibilities close in.Wolfman Jack spins vintage tunes on the radio as the kids contemplate college, score hot dates, get stuck with little sisters, and race the night away in this coming-of-age classic, directed by George Lucas.Phantom of the Opera Weekend, August 28 - 30Spend a weekend in the underworld of the Paris Opera House, as we present three film versions of the timeless classic and celebrate the return of The Phantom of the Opera to the Schuster Center stage in June 2010.

We will present the classic 1925 silent version with Lon Chaney (featuring live organ accompaniment), the 1943 Claude Rains version, and the 2004 film version of the Broadway musical.

Individual tickets for the Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series presentation of The Phantom of the Opera will also go on sale that weekend!For more information about the series and Victoria Theatre Association's entire season, visit

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