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Classic Movies Return to Walnut Creek

See your old favorites on the big screen every Wednesday at Century Walnut Creek 14 downtown. The Sound of Music plays Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The camera pans across the green expanse of the Austrian mountains as the music begins to build. Suddenly, Julie Andrews comes twirling into view and belts in perfect tune, "the hills are alive, with the sound of music..."

This classic opening scene can be enjoyed in all its technicolor glory on the big screen for one-day only on Wednesday, Jan. 16. "The Sound of Music" is showing as part of Cinemark's "Classic Series" at Walnut Creek's Century 14 movie theater.

Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Buy tickets online on the Cinemark website.

Here's the schedule for the Cinemark Classics:

Jan. 16: "The Sound of Music" (1965)

Jan. 23: "To Catch a Thief" (1955)

Jan. 30: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969)

Feb. 6: "Saturday Night Fever" (1977)

Do you remember seeing any of these movies when they first came out? Which movie theater did you go to? Share your memories in the comments below.

Thomas April 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM
The Sound of Music was the first movie I ever saw at a theater. It was also a movie that changed my life. Growing up in a large family having my own doll was not an option. But to my delight my Mother had in her cedar chest a small boy doll with leidederhosen and alpine hat . He had a little tag on him that said his name was "Fritz". I secretly claimed this doll as my own and would hideaway with him and play for hours, always gently putting him back. I decided the minute I saw "Fritzi" come to life on the big screen in the Sound of Music that he was my doll come to life. I also decided to travel someday to Salzburg Austria and find Fritz and marry him. Many years later in 1983 I did just that ! So every time I see this movie especially the opening scene I think of the wonderful places like Austria and the special meaning it has to me. Good bye, so long............. C.S.

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