Frank Capra's free-wheeling, rapid-fire film adaptation of the classic stage comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace," starring Cary Grant, will be shown Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Capitol Theater as part of an old-fashioned "Movie Premiere Party" to benefit the Pioneer Craft House. General admission is $10.
"Arsenic and Old Lace" has long been a popular horror-comedy around Halloween, the story of about-to-be-married Grant discovering his two gentle aunts have been poisoning elderly transients and burying them in the basement. Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre are among the co-stars.A "VIP Champagne Reception" for those who contribute VIP donations of $75 will open the affair at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 there will be a Wurlitzer Organ recital by JoAnn Harmon. KUTV arts reporter Tami Sanders will welcome the audience and introduce a Three Stooges comedy, followed by the film.
John W. (Jack) Gallivan, publisher emeritus of the Salt Lake Tribune, is chairman of the "Old Time Movie Nite Committee." All proceeds from the event will benefit the Glenn J. Beeley Memorial Fund. Mrs. Beeley was founder of the Pioneer Craft House in 1947, a learning center for preserving traditional arts and crafts.
For further information phone 481-7131.